The film focuses on Juan Formell and Los Van Van, when Mayito, Pedrito Calvo & Cesar Pupy Pedros were original members, now they have been replaced by new ones, usually younger performers, the band continues to be a symbol of Cuban music.
NOTE: This article was written in early 2011 but had gotten lost. I’m reposting it now since I found & fixed it on my computer. Enjoy!! Timba is a genre of salsa that encourages so many discussions and disagreements, and yet ignites so much passion. I was introduced to timba about 8 years ago and […]
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival. This is advertised as the “Largest Cuban Dance Festival in the United States” and it is no lie! The festival was jam-packed with workshops, dance parties, performances, and opportunities to meet people from around the world all there with […]
In an interview with Cubasi, David Calzado, Director of the most popular band in Cuba Charanga Habanera, explains what will be his new 2011 album, which it has been titled as “Acabaito de Nacer” (newly born). The name refers to the orchestra which has been rejuvenated, and feels young and energetic again and look like […]
David calzado talks about his upcoming new album 2011, explained how good was for charanga habanera this 2009-2010 years, having 13 tours between U.S, Europe & Peru. And also says why he took a long pause, Now he is working currently in the new album, having to Paulo FG as a guest, in one song. The album is partially finished, only 7 songs ( preso de amor & Ni soñando seras Como yo )are already done.
One of the best parts of 2010 for me was the creation of AfroCuba! Ariel “DJ Asho” Fernández Díaz has created an event that really brings the Cuban community in the Washington DC area together. Over the past year, I have felt very lucky to get to know Ariel and wanted to highlight him on […]
En el momento de las grabaciones del album “Desnudar tu cuerpo” muchos de los musicos que tomaron participacion aun no eran tan reconocidos (famosos) como en la actualidad. En realidad la eleccion de los musicos es una de las cosas mas importantes en la preparacion de un proyecto para las grabaciones. El mejor metodo y mas simple para tal eleccion resulta el conocer sus trabajos anteriores, y en nuestro tiempo, llamado “ la era del internet” obtener informacion como ud mismo sabe no requiere de mucho esfuerzo.