Ignacio Cervantes – “Danzas Cubanas”

Pianist Cuban-Canadian Beatriz Boizan performs selections from “Danzas Cubanas” (Cuban Dances) by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905)

Born in Cuba and raised in the eastern city of Baracoa, Boizan emigrated to Canada at 20.

If Cervantes’ music sounds reminiscent of Scott Joplin (1867/68-1917), the influence flowed in the opposite direction. Joplin was born 21 years after Cervantes into a world where Cuban … Read more

Charlie Palmieri teaches the kids

We discovered this gem in the middle of a documentary about Puerto Rican culture in New York.

The late great Charlie Palmieri (1927 – 1988) does what so many great musicians have done – and continue to do – over the years: teaching the next generation.

That’s why we have the great music we do.

Interviews about Latin music education … Read more

2017 Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp

A mambo version of from the Gym Scene of West Side Story performed by the students of the 2017 Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp directed by Bobby Sanabria.

Composed by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Danny Rivera with additional arranging by Bobby.

The dancers are from the Cleveland Ballet.

Thanks to all the sponsors who made the camp and this performance … Read more

Chano Pozo


01. Introducción por Mario Bauza y Billy Taylor
02. Manteca, … con Dizzi Gillespie, 1942
03. Blen, Blen, Blen… canta Miguelito Valdés & Orq. Casino de la Playa, 1940
04. Ariñañara… Chano Pozo
05. Muna Sanganfimba…. Chano Pozo
06. Guaguina Yerabo…. Miguelito Valdés & Orq. Havanna Riverside, 1940
07. Anana Boroco Tinde… Miguelito Valdé & Xavier Cugat & Waldorf … Read more

Martin Cohen, Latin Percussion and Congahead


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Ken McCarthy talks with Martin Cohen

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Making the first bongo drum

A conga accident that led to a success

How Latin Percussion got its endorsement


Click here to visit Martin Cohen’s Congahead channel

– Ken McCarthy… Read more