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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

Maraca & his Latin Jazz All Stars

The deeper you dive into Cuban music, the more amazing it reveals itself to be.

Sometimes I have to ask myself is Cuba a country – or an alternate universe?

How can such a small country – with less people than Ohio – generate so much musical accomplishment?

Notice: I don’t day “talent.”

Talent is a dime a dozen. Realization … Read more

The “secret” of Cuban music

The members of the group Los Terry talk about two things:

1. The musical instrument the chekere

2. The training that master musicians in Cuba receive which is unique in the world

Tell me where else on the planet musicians master classical music, local popular music, indigenous music, religious music and jazz.

There’s a reason Cubans have had such a … Read more

The new Cuba travel policy

Good news and bad news about the new travel policy for Cuba. (As of November 10, 2017)

I’m going to quote the Washington Post on the changes. As is often the case, you have to read the fine print to know what the real deal is.

Make sure you read the second paragraph carefully.

The most significant change under the

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The Grand Ultimate “Latin Meets Jazz” Summit

This montage of the October 23 Benefit for Puerto Rico at Poisson Rouge (the old Village Gate) was created and contributed by the very talented Garbriel Moreno of Tableaux Multimedia.

Select video of the actual concert will be coming soon. Watch for it here.

Meanwhile…

Click here: The emergency in Puerto Rico is not over: How to help


Jazz and

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