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Cuban Music Lesson: Arturo Sandoval


May 27, 2011 

Jazz is one of America’s greatest cultural institutions, though many of us don’t know a lot about it. Jazz can seem intimidating, like if you aren’t a beret wearing beatnik or Cliff Huxtable you can never truly appreciate it. The truth is that jazz has had several mutations over the years, notably the sub-category of Latin or Afro-Cuban jazz. Starting in the 70’s, American artists like Dizzie Guillespie and Miles Davis worked with Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians to create a tasty hybrid.

Cuban Music Lesson: Paquito D’Rivera


November 04, 2011 

Get ready to be schooled, asere. It’s time for a Cuban music lesson! Learn to tell your cha cha cha from your mambo without leaving your couch. Put on your dancing shoes, guayaberas, park your 57 Chevy, light up that Habano, and pay attention.

Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck: The Mambo Kings


July 06, 2011 

Marty McFly and Doc Brown had the Delorean to go travel through time; We have the Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck. Every week, we’ll hop in our time traveling machine, gun it to 88 MPH, and go back in time to bring you the best from the good ol’ days. Will it be a clip from an old telenovela? An old school music video? Stick around and find out!

Cuban Music Lesson:Orishas


April 22, 2011 

Get ready to be schooled, asere. It’s time for a Cuban music lesson! Learn to tell your cha cha cha from your mambo without leaving your couch. Put on your dancing shoes, guayaberas, park your 57 Chevy, light up that Habano, and pay attention. If you’ve been reading these posts you might ask, “Did Cuban….