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Joe Bataan

New York City's SummerStage ​Performing Arts Festival ​Celebrates ​5​0 Years of FANIA Records at a Park Near You

Karim Orange | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Karim Orange

With ​the ​rising costs of living in New York City, it's not always affordable to attend arts ​events​, but each year City Parks Foundation...

Joe Bataan, Boogaloo Legend

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Boogaloo is back. One of the musical genre’s innovators, the self-proclaimed “Afro-Filipino King of Latin Soul” Joe Bataan will play Friday ...

How I Love the Classics

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

While watching the Mambo Legends Orchestra, my eyes would occasionally drift to the dance floor. I smiled as enthralled dancers, older and young, demonstrated that they were totally hip to what was happening on stage.

Inspiration, Collaboration and the Power of Music

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Eduardo Diaz

Born Bataan Nitollano to a Filipino father and African American mother, Joe bataan survived the rough and tumble streets of New York City's East Harlem to become the King of Latin Soul.

A Labor of Love: We Like It Like That - The Story Of Latin Boogaloo

Isabelle Davis | Posted 11.30.2011 | New York
Isabelle Davis

Known as "the first Nuyorican music," boogaloo's lifespan was tragically all too brief, but luckily not forgotten, as the documentary brings viewers into the world of an underrepresented slice of music and NYC history.

City of God's Son: A Hip-Hop Soundscape

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Arnon

An homage to hip-hop's most culturally potent era, COGS is part Sin City, part Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio programming, and part Nas' Illmatic.