Raices Habaneras at the Bronx Music Hall (July 3)

Concert into

 

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A Golden Age of music in Havana

Kosa’s Cuban Percussion Summit last weekend was off-the-hook.

I hope everyone who had a chance to participate did.

We’ll be unpacking this one for a long time…maybe a lifetime.

So many gems.

One of the many gems was a guest appearance by Walfredo de los Reyes Sr. who shared the history of this track with us.

The master drummer hipped us to this track and shared his memories of a particularly rich time in Cuban music history, the 1930s to the 1950s.

Here’s the line up and discography info:

Cuban All Stars (A.K.A.) Los Mejores Musicos De Cuba
Album Title: Los Mejores Musicos De Cuba.
GEMA: 1124. Recorded in 1957.
Song Title: Special De Bebo – Descarga.
Author: Bebo Valdez.
Piano: Bebo Valdes.
Trombone: Tojo Gimenez.
Bass: Cachaito.
Tumbadora: Tata Guines.
CUBAN ALL STARS
Bebo Valdes: Piano.
Cachaito: Bass .
Edilberto Scrich: Alto sax.
Emilio Penalver: Tenor Sax.
Negro Vivar: Trumpet.
Osvaldo Penalver: Alto Sax.
Peruchin Justiz: Piano.
Richard Egues: Flute.
Senen Suarez: Electric Guitar.
Tata Guines: Tumbadora.
Tojo Gimenez: Trombone.
Urfe : Bass.
Walfredito De Los Reyes: Bateria.

More about Walfredo Reyes Sr. (with his son Daniel).

– Ken McCarthy
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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

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

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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.

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