Joe Conzo plays records – Machito,Tito Puente, Ray Barretto

Few thing are more fun than listening to records with a knowledgeable person who loves the music.

Jim Eigo, veteran record man, and proprietor of Original Vinyl Records in Warwick, NY, host listening sessions with experts which he videotapes.

So even if you can’t make it to Warwick, you can sit in here via the magic of the Internet.

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The making of “Cortijo and His Time Machine” – Harvey Averne

Produced by Coco Records in 1974

– Ken McCarthy
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Cuba Insight – Join the list

Cuba is not just another country with music.

It’s nothing less than the Mother Ship of Afro-Latin music.

With its habanera, danzon, changüí, son, son montuno, rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha, timba, and wide variety of Afro-Cuban spiritual musical forms, Cuba has been as important to the music of the world as the United States has been with its blues, jazz, rock … Read more

The Afro-Quadrille

It started in Europe and made its way to the Americas via French and English colonists.

You may know it as the Square Dance.

Nothing “square” about how they did it in old Cuba, old Jamaica…or old San Francisco.

San Francisco – 1914 (no music)


Cuba – filmed 2010


Jamaica – filmed 2012

– Ken McCarthy
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One player, multiple drums – Candido and NFamara

Nfamara Badjie Master drummer from Gambia watches Cándido Camero

Up until the middle part of the 20th century, hand drumming followed a pretty simple rule: One man, one drum (unless it was a two headed drum, tablas, or bongo drums.)

Then something changed.

What was it?


Bobby Sanabria interviews Cándido Camero, the most recorded conga player in jazz history.


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