Epic Historic Cuban Percussion Workshop/Conference

Interview with Aldo Mazza

Download the mp3 here

June 26-27, 2021
Cuban Percussion Super Summit

 

You can get information about the Workshop/Conference here

I can’t possibly overstate what an extraordinary event this is.

If you are familiar with the field, the names of the people involved will tell you everything.

If you’ve been curious about Afro-Cuban music and its rich rhythmic palette, make sure you listen to the interview and please share it with percussionist/drummer friends and other musicians.

People who miss this are going to be crying later.

Nothing like this has ever been done before and it’s possible it will never be offered in this form again.

It is the best opportunity I’ve ever seen to dive deeply into Afro-Cuban percussion with giants of the art – and it comes without having to get on a plane.

For decades, master percussionist and educator Aldo Mazza has been visiting and digging profoundly into the Cuban music scene, and once a year he organizes live trainings for musicians who can make the trip to the island.

This year because of the Great Disruption the live training is not possible so Aldo’s organized a virtual version.

Make sure you’re there and again, please share widely.

Date: June 26 & 27, 2021

You can get information about the Workshop/Conference here

– Ken McCarthy
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The Abakua-Cross River Nigeria Connection – Program 1

Produced by Calabar Radio

Ivor Miller spins Cuban classics recorded in Cuba and New York City, points out the Abakua codes within them and translates them with the help of his Nigerian co-host, Mr. Ene Ita, a professional Master of Ceremonies with Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC)

Books by Ivor Miller

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

The Sacred Language of the Abakua More info

Calabar on the Cross River More info

– Ken McCarthy

P.S. The program number on the streamed player is inaccurate.

Rehearsal

Jose Andro Mella Bosch, voice and leader, and Pedro Cardenas Valdes, cello, prepare new material for the next round of Live from Matanzas.

If you missed the series so far, here’s what we’ve got

https://www.jazzonthetube.com/live-from-matanzas-episode-1/
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/live-from-matanzas-episode-2/
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/live-from-matanzas-episode-3/
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/live-from-matanzas-episode-4/
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/live-from-matanzas-episode-5/

Another project funded by Jazz on the Tube and its subscribers.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa Latina)

I only have one quibble with this movie.

It should be called Nuestra HERMOSA Cosa Latina (Our BEAUTIFUL Latin Thing)

Directed by Leon Gast (who went on to make “When We Were Kings”) and produced by Fania Records.

I had the great good fortune to grow up partially in the Bronx in the 1970s and this music and the energy it created was everywhere.

I was too young to go to the clubs, but this great music was the background of my life.

How wonderful that someone captured it. This was one of the greatest flowerings of creative music in New York City’s history – and that’s saying a lot!

Gest says the film was short entirely on the Lower East Side with the exception of the club footage which was shot at Cheetah’s which was located at Broadway and 53rds Street in Manhattan.

The Track List

1. Estrellas de Fania (Practice) – Fania All Stars (4:11​)
2. QuÍtate Tú – Fania All Stars (9:40​)
3. Anacaona – Fania All Stars (19:08​)
4. Ponte Duro – Fania All Stars (31:10​)
5. Abran Paso I – Larry Harlow Y Su Orquestra con Ismael Miranda (43:40​)
6. Abran Paso II – Larry Harlow Y Su Orquestra con Ismael Miranda (48:07​)
7. Lamento De Un Guajiro – Larry Harlow Y Su Orquestra con Ismael Miranda (51:05​)
8. Estrellas de Fania – Fania All Stars (1:12:05​)

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Live from Matanzas – Episode 5

Tan Juliana

 

April 2021. Produced by Andro Mella for Jazz on the Tube.

Personnel:

Yordanka Alfonso de Leon, viola
Guillermo Barbaro Alfonso Novo, violin
Hector Cabrera Pino, violin
Pedro Cardenas Valdes, cello
Luis Cancino Morales, cajon
Lenier Licea Suarez, cajon
Lazaro Barbaro Licea Morales, chequere
Guillermo Barbaro Alfonso de Leon, cata
Jose Andro Mella Bosch, voz lider

If you’d like to support the continuation of this project, click here to contribute.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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