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Afro Cuban Music

Not Quite a Top Ten List of World Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts
Marty Lipp

With the arrival of 2016, I have to once again say good-bye to musicians who bumped me up, comforted me like an old friend and occasionally introduced me to feelings I didn't know I had. Thanks to all for the wonderful moments together.

Chicago and Havana: A Musical Connection At The Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I recently enjoyed a scintillating evening of international cultural exchange featuring a concert of orchestral musical magic at Chicago's famous Audi...

Kickin' It in the USA With Cuban Art, Music, and Culture

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.22.2016 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

Cuban artists and musicians -- some of the best artists and musicians in the world--are literally invading the U.S. this month with an unprecedented onslaught of art shows and musical performances.

Latin Music From All Over the Map

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It seems appropriate to start off a column about odds and ends of recent Latin releases with the Buena Vista Social Club's latest, "Lost and Found," since it is a bit of yard sale of an album.

Album May Be "Final," But Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Not Done Yet

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

In a country where the government controlled the media, his ability to reach listeners was stunted. Nevertheless, he has continued to write and occasionally perform and release albums.

Music that Round Trips Between Africa, Cuba and Spanish Harlem

Marty Lipp | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

The band responsible for "Yay Boy," the first salsa hit sung in the west African language of Wolof, was called Africando.

New Set Revisits the Rise of Tito Puente

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.25.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Despite decades of success and honors, Tito Puente is, in a sense, an unknown superstar. But Quatro, a new handsome repackaging of four of his classic early albums, shows Puente and his orchestra in their late 1950s heyday.

Conversations With Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marillion's Steve Hogarth, and Magda Rosa Galbán, Plus Erin Barra's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Paco Pena Astonishes With Aplomb While The Afro Cuban All Stars Sizzle

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

I cannot recall the last time I experienced such an incredibly ebullient performance of such vitality and vigor, such precision and beauty, as Paco Pena's A Compas (Primal Pulse).

Cuban Musicians Help Thaw US-Cuba Relations

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing gro...

Max Pollak's RumbaTap: A Polyrhythmic Explosion Of Afro-Cuban Sounds (VIDEO)

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

As a dancer and percussionist, Max Pollak blurs the distinction between dance and music by creating solid, percussive sounds and patterns with man's given instrument: the body.