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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Klimax

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CUBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL IN VANCOUVER


TICKET AND CONCERT INFORMATION

GIRALDO PILOTO AND KLIMAX

Fantastic group from Cuba, their FIRST American performance and so accessible. Even thinking of flying down myself. They are unbelievably popular in Cuba. One of the top groups. FOR TICKETS CALL: JC at 1-818-736-7748

KIDD KARRIM Latin Jazz PASAJE - Concepcion

KIDD KARRIM Latin Jazz PASAJE - ConcepcionKIDD KARRIM Latin Jazz PASAJE

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Enrique Pla is a man of few words but of a very musical ear.  Since he was just a kid, he picked up on the melodies produced from his sister’s piano, and very soon earned the nickname “little drummer boy,” because he would improvise on that instrument for hours on end. He invented his own unique drum to begin his journey through the world of music, that of Cuban percussion.
After stints with different bands in his home province of Santa Clara, he made it into the Cuban Modern Music group and the National Symphonic Orchestra. Later when the band Irakare was founded, Pla was the drummer, with the rich polyrhythmic sound of Cuban percussion instrumentation and mixed it with sonorities typical of jazz and rock.  Along with other percussionists in the group, he made the batá and arará drums give a new expression to Latin jazz.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Afro Cubanismo in Banff 1997

Two fabulous events in my life...both held in Banff, Alberta.
Cuba landed upon us.  Drummers, pianists, folklore, and folkloric
singing and drumming by Mantanzas, Ikere, Chucho Valdez,
Jose Luis Quintana (Chanquito), Richard Eques, Bata drummers
Regino Jimenez, Jose Pilar and Grupo Ilu Ana, dancers, anthropologist,
Santeria, Cuban food, film, Wafredo Reye (Sr), Rebecca Mauleon and a slew of musicians
from San Francisco that were into Afro Cuban music.
The list goes on and on.  It was held twice and
during that time Chucho Valdez and Ireke recorded at Banff.  I
posted a link to an article about it.

I was an attendee, participant, music studying, playing and thoroughly
absorbing Conga lessons with Chanquito, timbale workshops, piano,
Rhumba, Descargas, and playing at concerts and going to those
put on by all the great performers that a came from Cuba.
This is the beginning of an old project.  Lots of scanning to do
because I took tons of photos of the events. Now to find them and
the negatives and present this wonderful memories of the time
we had at Cubanismo.