The new generation

More from the wonderful “Conga Borikua” YouTube channel.

Third in a series of what happens when we invest in music education for young people.

Alex Lebron, Manolo Rodriguez, Marcos Lopez

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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4 year old de Puerto Rico

Music is not a competition.

On the other hand, fledgling congueros should know what they’re up against.

I don’t have any info about this young player.

The video was posted fourteen years ago on a fascinating YouTube channel called Conga Borkiua.

Is there anything more beautiful than a culture that nurtures its young through music?

Their mission statement:

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Puerto Rico Earthquake

We ask every Jazz on the Tube subscriber to do whatever they are able – share these pages, spread the word, contact your Congress people, donate money.

Where to send help

The Hispanic Federation

This organization founded in 1990 has a clearly defined program for bringing and distributing emergency aid throughout Puerto Rico.

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Ray Barretto and friends on Sesame Street

It’s no mystery why Ray was such a beloved figure

That’s “Little” Ray Romero on bongo.

The follows appears to be outtakes from the same program.

A beautiful bio of Ray Romero here from https://worldmusiccentral.org/2006/08/19/master-rumbero-little-ray-romero-dies-in-florida/

“During the 40s, Little Ray performed with the legendary Xavier Cugat Ochestra before joining the U.S. Army. After his army tour, he played with Noro … Read more

Tito can dance!

In case you ever wondered, Tito Puente can dance!

Tito at the at Latin NY Music Awards at the Beacon Theater in the 1970s.

The video is a little rough in places and the audio gets very low half way through, but the dancing just gets better!

And the music is smoking hot.

– Ken McCarthy
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