La Haban Buena – PALO!

 

You’ve got to hand it to any band that can present a positive, upbeat image and get it up on the screen in 2021.

PALO! “La Habana Buena”. Song written by Leslie Cartaya, Roly Rivero and Steve Roitstein. Leslie Cartaya, lead vocal; Raymer Olalde, timbales; Ed Calle, sax; Philbert Armenteros, congas; Steve Roitstein, keyboards and arrangement. Produced by Steve Roitstein. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Phil Colodetti. Tres loop by Jose Elias. More info: GoPalo.com

Mas (2017)

 

PALO! “Agua Pa’ Los Santos” featuring guest artists Pedrito Martinez (lead vocals, batá); Roman Diaz (prayer poem, batá, chekere) and Descemer Bueno (lead vocal). Leslie Cartaya, lead vocal; Philbert Armenteros, lead vocal, batá; Ed Calle, sax; Raymer Olalde, timbales; Steve Roitstein, keyboards & beats. Produced by Steve Roitstein. Co-produced by Bobby Macuen. Edited by Sam Tapia. Filmed by Ralf Gonzalez (DP), Jose Iglesias, Andres Ramirez, Agape Lataillade and Joe Cardona. Leslie Cartaya’s concert look: Yas Gonzalez. Filmed and recorded at Brown University, Providence, RI. Special thanks to Richard Snyder for facilitating this project. Search http://pbs.org for “Ivy League Rumba” to watch the complete documentary behind this song. Drum loops: Lee Levin. Guitar loops: Dan Warner. More info: GoPalo.com

 

New Yor-Uba (1984)

Warsaw, Poland. October 26, 1984. The band was still a relatively new venture. I like this footage because you can see Michele playing and leading the band.

A short history of New Yor-Uba

The album happened

You can get it here: New Yor-Uba:30 Years Musica Celebration of Cuba

The Jazz on the Tube interview with Michele Rosewoman with lots of clips

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Ivor Miller – YouTube Channel

Dr. Ivor Miller is a cultural historian specializing in the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and the Americas. He has conducted research in Cuba since 1991 and in Nigeria and Cameroon since 2004.

He was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History & International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria from 2009-2019.

He has been a Research Fellow at the African Studies Center, Boston University, since 2006.

Select videos from the video archive of Ivor Miller

Books by Ivor Miller

The Sacred Language of the Abakua More info

Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba More info

Calabar on the Cross River More info

Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City More info

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Changui and the music of Oriente

We found this excellent presentation on the history of Changui, the music of Oriente, and the mystery of East and West in Cuba.

It’s by Ben Lapidus and includes many musical examples.

The audio is a little low so crank it up a little.

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Cinco Changuiseros: El Changui de Guantanamo, Cuba

Recommended to us by the esteemed Changuisero and scholar Ben Lapidus.

– Ken McCarthy
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Raices Habaneras at the Bronx Music Hall (July 3)

Concert into

 

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