Chano Pozo


01. Introducción por Mario Bauza y Billy Taylor
02. Manteca, … con Dizzi Gillespie, 1942
03. Blen, Blen, Blen… canta Miguelito Valdés & Orq. Casino de la Playa, 1940
04. Ariñañara… Chano Pozo
05. Muna Sanganfimba…. Chano Pozo
06. Guaguina Yerabo…. Miguelito Valdés & Orq. Havanna Riverside, 1940
07. Anana Boroco Tinde… Miguelito Valdé & Xavier Cugat & Waldorf … Read more

Cuban travel loophole found (June 17, 2017)

Yesterday, I said I would look for loopholes in the ban on independent travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens.

I’ve found one.

Update: Action is better than hot air. We can actually end this madness once and for all.

There are fifty-five US Senators all ready to take this political football away from Trump and all the other presidents … Read more

Trump wants to close Cuba to independent U.S. travelers

I knew it was coming, but I hoped I was wrong.

Trump and the thugs in Miami, out of spite and idiocy, want to roll back the ability of the people of the “Land of the Free” (that would be U.S. citizens) to visit a little island 90 miles off their shores.

Apparently fifty-five plus years of unrelenting economic warfare … Read more

Martin Cohen, Latin Percussion and Congahead

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Ken McCarthy talks with Martin Cohen

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More videos

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