The Abakua-Cross River Nigeria Connection – Program 2

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.

Streamed live from Havana – June 26-27

What you missed…

I don’t even know how to begin to describe it

Alphabetical order because there is no way to rank these artists though I do list Changuito first which I don’t think any of the artists on the list would disagree with.

Changuito
Yaroldy Abeau
Rondey Barretto
Samuel Formel
Horacia Hernandez
Geraldo Pilota
Enrique Pla
Oliver Valdez

With guests Dr. Olavo Alen Rodriquez and Walfredo Reyes Sr.

Produced by Kosamusic.com

Interview with producer and host Aldo Mazza about this once in a lifetime event

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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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
Jazz on the Tube

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Thanks.

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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Thanks.

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Trombones and conga

El baile del büey cansa’o by Juan Formell and directed by Camilo Moreira

The lockdown in Cuba has been as disruptive as anywhere else, in fact even more extreme than most places.

The impact – skyrocketing food prices, the devastation of small businesses serving tourists, and yes hunger – has been severe.

Even before the lockdowns, times were economically tough in Cuba, Depression-level with cash and opportunities to make money very limited.

I can’t imagine how bad it is now, though I am getting reports.

Particularly sad to me has been the decimation of opportunities for young musicians and students to continue their educations.

For example, the country’s National High School of Music (ENA) has been shut down and all the kids sent home. ENA is a residential school in Havana that recruits the best young musicians from around the country.

Working with Camilo Moreira, a long-time friend of jazz on the Tube and ENA’s’ jazz band director, we’re creating distance education and performance opportunities for the kids.

This was Camilo’s first experiment, using Whatsapp. To accomplish this we bought Internet connections for all the participating students. Camilo is the wizard who is making it all happen. I have no idea of how he’s pulling it off.

This is the kind of thing you support when you support Jazz on the Tube.

Thank you to all our supporters whose support literally made this project possible.

We’d like to do more. Details: How to support Jazz on the Tube.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

P.S. You can learn more about Camilo Moreira here

Go to Cuba with Jazz on the Tube as your guide:
Click here for details

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