Camilo Moreira from Cuba in the Bronx with Bobby Sanabria
(Camilo Moreira de Cuba en el Bronx con Bobby Sanabria)

Interview


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Restoring the Bronx-Cuba Music Connection

August 2017, Jazz on the Tube brought Havana jazz educator Camilo Moreira to New York City and the Bronx to experience US jazz and meet his Latin jazz “uncles” and “cousins” in the U.S. first hand for the first time. (Camilo has been up before but always with … Read more

The Peanut Vendor

The influence of Cuba on American music has been pretty steady ever since there was an America to influence (Cuba is a longer European settled place than anywhere in North America.)

That said, 1930 was an especially important year. That was when “The Peanut Vendor” became a super hit in the US.

The original title of the song is “El … Read more

Mambo Potpourri

I was thinking of calling this one “What happens when money is invested in music education.” I was also thinking of calling it “The Universality of Afro-Cuban Music.”

You’re looking at the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.

New Brunswick is a province in the country of Canada. It has less than a million people total and a good number of them … Read more

Martin Cohen, Latin Percussion and Congahead

Interview


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Ken McCarthy talks with Martin Cohen

Click here to visit Martin Cohen’s Congahead channel

 

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Making the first bongo drum


 
 
A conga accident that led to a success


 
 
How Latin Percussion got its endorsement


 

Click here to visit Martin Cohen’s Congahead channel

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz … Read more

Remembering Machito

Machito’s son, percussionist and bandleader Mario Grillo, recalls the details of his father and his work in a touching and entertaining way.

Lots to learn from this narrative.


 
 
Machito and his Afro-Cubans perform for a live studio audience in Japan. The beautiful manners of Japan and Latin America meet.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

P.S. Our … Read more

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