Omara Portuondo is a legendary Cuban singer and dancer who began her career in the glory days of The Tropicana nightclub in Havana, Cuba. Long known for singing Bolero, Cuban Son and Jazz, Portuondo became even more famous when she sang "Veinte años" with Ibrahim Ferrer on the landmark Cuban Son album, "Buena Vista Social Club" in 1996. Portuondo is a Latin Grammy … [Read more...] about Happy 93rd Birthday Omara Portuondo!
Celia Cruz was is the most famous and influential woman in Latin music and what became La Salsa. She is remembered as the "The Queen of Salsa," although to our ear she is more naturally a rumbera. Her career follows the development of Latin music from Rumba and Changüi to Son Cubano with La Sonora Matancera, to Pachanga (Salsa Cuban-style) with Tito Puente in New York, to … [Read more...] about Remember Celia Cruz, “The Queen of Salsa” Who More Than Anyone Popularized Latin Music Around the World
Arsenio Rodríguez "El Ciego Maravilloso" (The Marvelous Blind One, 1911-1970) was a Cuban tres player, composer and bandleader whose Africanization of son montuno Cuban folk music and development of the conjunto band format to support the richer sound, laid the foundations for Latin jazz and salsa. What Rodríguez did in the 1930s and 40s was done again by Chucho Valdés in … [Read more...] about Remember Arsenio Rodríguez “El Ciego Maravilloso” Whose Vision Redefined Son Cubano Which Developed into Salsa
Midtown Dance 2022, hosted by Talia Castro-Pozo, offers free dance lessons and dancing outdoors in Greeley Square Park near Herald Square, most Summer Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 19 to July 28, 2022. Midtown Dance Midtown Dance host Talia Castro-Pozo is a Peruvian actress and classical ballerina who is one of NYC's leading social dance hosts. Talia and other great … [Read more...] about Midtown Dance 2022 Free Dance Lessons and Dancing Outdoors
Xiomara Laugart is a famous Cuban nueva trova singer from Guantanamo who in New York was part of Latin fusion band Yerba Buena, and played Celia Cruz Off-Broadway. She is now doing duos with her son Axel Tosca of Unity. When Xiomara sings, you can't help but stop, listen and dream. Trova legend Xiomara Laugart celebrates Mi Salsa Kitchen's 1st Anniversary with … [Read more...] about Xiomara Laugart Celebrates Mi Salsa Kitchen’s 1st Anniversary with Cuban Timba
Septeto Santiaguero plays for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 5 pm. FREE Thank you Carnegie Hall for bringing really great music to our neighborhoods. Get tickets at www.carnegiehall.org Septeto Santiaguero https://youtu.be/AJHNJM8Mq9g Septeto Santiaguero is one of the best Cuban son bands working today. They are … [Read more...] about Septeto Santiaguero