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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 and rock, and gospel music.

But getting information about the Cuban jazz scene is not easy…

It’s scarcely covered by major jazz magazines. Even getting a list of jazz venues in Havana isn’t easy.

Ken’s Cuba List is filling the gap with videos and articles that will help you put Cuba’s music in perspective and educate yourself about its riches past and present.

We’re also sharing practical information including travel tips and a weekly listing of what’s going on in the clubs in Havana (the only source of this particular info on the Internet.)

– Ken McCarthy
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Bobby Sanabria’s tribute to Cándido Camero

This is a program that student, colleague, and long time supporter Bobby Sanabria created as a tribute to his friend Cándido Camero (1921- 2020)

Originally broadcast on WBGO.org
Support info

Playlist

“Kenya (feat. Candido)”
Bobby Sanabria & Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Kenya Revisited Live! (feat. Candido)
2009 Jazzheads

“Conga Jam”
Candido
Hands of Fire (Manos de Fuego): 60 Years of Cuban Music Exuberance
2010 Latin Jazz Records

“Different Bells”
Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor Trio with Candido
Prestige

“Cheek to Cheek”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“Perdido”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“Candido’s Camera”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“So Beats My Heart for You”
Tony Bennett
The Beat of My Heart
Originally Recorded 1957 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Originally Released 1957 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. WARNING: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

“Wild Jungle (2000 Remastered Version)”
Machito
Kenya
2000 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

“Jungoso”
ARTIST:Sonny Rollins
ALBUM:What’s New?
LABEL:℗ 1962, All Rights Reserved by BMG Music

“Conga Soul”
ARTIST:Candido
ALBUM:Conga Soul
LABEL:Roulette

“Take More Candi”
Candido
Snowboy Presents: Afro Cuban Kaleidoscope
This Compilation ℗ 2008 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

“Pinebo (My Story)”
Ellen McIlwaine
Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years
This Compilation ℗ 1998 The Island Def Jam Music Group

“Jimmy Jean”
Ellen McIlwaine
Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years
This Compilation ℗ 1998 The Island Def Jam Music Group

“Busca El Alfiler”
Alfredo Valdes
Pionero Del Son
2007 Cobo Music Inc.

“Wild Jungle (feat. Candido)”
Bobby Sanabria & Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Kenya Revisited Live! (feat. Candido)
2009 Jazzheads

“The Five Year Plan (feat. Kari-B3)”
Benjamin Lapidus
Ochosi Blues (feat. Kari-B3)
2014 Benjamin Lapidus

“Mayeya”
Candido
Hands of Fire (Manos de Fuego): 60 Years of Cuban Music Exuberance
2010 Latin Jazz Records

“Manteca”
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Afro-Cuban Dream: Live & in Clave!
2006 Arabesque Recordings

“Que Viva Candido!”
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Multiverse
2012 Jazzheads, Inc.

– Ken McCarthy
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Candido on the tres

Candido was known for his peerless work as a bongero and congero.

He also played a mean bass and tres which he mastered as a kid growing up in Havana.

In 1984, Alfredo Valdez talked him into recording on the tres.

Disfruta los resultados

Credits:

Bass – Marino Solano
Bongos – Juan Méndez
Claves – Mario Muñoz “Papito”*
Congas – Alberto “Virgilio” Valdés
Design – Steve Quintana III*
Engineer – Jack Adelman
Guitar – Israel Berrios
Liner Notes – Sergio Bofill
Maracas – Caito
Tres – Candido
Trumpet – Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros
Vocals – Alfredo Valdes

– Ken McCarthy
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“Isora Club” – from Cachao

Another clip from the wonderful Andy Garcia made about Cachao.

A little talk followed by a beautiful rendition of “Isora Club.”

– Ken McCarthy
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Cachao!

A film by Andy Garcia

The first 10 minutes

The intro to one of the best things Andy Garcia ever did.

A beautiful and deep film tribute to Cachao!

– Ken McCarthy
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Africa Viva – Cachao

Another clip from the marvelous Andy Garcia film about Cachao.

It starts with a story about Aaron Copeland and is interspersed with fascinating tales about a 115 year old drummer from Congo and Igor Stravinsky.

– Ken McCarthy
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