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Musicians on tour

Cuba     
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See our festivals page

US Yosvany Terry: NY, Continuous Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca: USA - 3/12 - 8/12, California, Ohio
based Los Hombres Calientes: US, continuous Osmany Paredes: US, Chile, Mexico - continuous
Mambo Queens: Portland, 1st Sunday / month

Pedrito Martinez: US, continuous

Omar Sosa: US, Europe, Japan, continuous
Europe Cubanos en la Red: Spain, Europe, continuous Guillermo Davis 'el iyawo' : UK, continuous
based  Osvaldo Chacon y su Timba: London, continuous Groupe Aconcha Marina, France
London Lukumi Choir

Send us the info and we'll post it.

Africa Check out Radio Abeokuta, scroll down for the Yoruba Cuban/Brazilian channel
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Live Music in Cuba top
Sites in Cuba, may be down, but great info:

Canal Cubano's Actuaciones Musicales  

EGREM's www.egrem.com.cu/egrem/progcmusica.asp

palamusicaunderground.com

Site outside Cuba with events in Cuba

Havana Times Cultural Calendar

For other schedules, see Links.

La Papeleta - Cartelera Cultural Cubana: eventos en todo la isla

Cuba Absolutely including What's On Havana

¡Aponte Vive!  Paz Con Rumba, los 1ros y 3ros sabados de cada mes, desde las 4 de la tarde, Calle Tulipán s/n, e/ Marino y Estancia, Nuevo Vedado, Plaza: 881 2631 Vease tambien eso de manuel Rivero Glean: Reportaje Cultural, Paz Con Rumba, Proyecto Comunitario Rincón de los Milagros: Fundación del espacio cultural Rincón de la Rumba, 3/3/2012

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Groups /Schedules
Groups based in these locations
Musicians from the past
Musicians & Dancers
Artists based in these locations
Check out
the samples <=====>
on many artists' pages!

"Music is the weapon of the future" - Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Yoruba musician, Nigeria

Groups & their Schedulestop

Matanzas folklorico
Afrocuba de Matanzas Congo Luanda
Matanzas All-Stars Muñequitos de Matanzas
Obabi Laye Obba Ilu

Ojun Degara

Rumba y Son
Havana folklorico
AfroRumba Los Hermanos Arango
Clave y Guaguanco Conjunto Folklorico Nacional
Conjunto Folklorico "JJ" Cucalambe
Ibbu Okun Ilú Añá
Los Papines Raices Profundas
Sintesis Vocal Baobab
Yoruba Andabo  
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Havana timba, son, jazz
Adalberto Alvarez y su Son Afro-Cuban All Stars, son
Anacaona, timba Azucar Negra, timba
Bamboleo, timba Buena Vista Social Club, son
La Caro, "salsa" Chappotín y sus Estrellas, son
La Charanga Habanera Compay Segundo, son
Cubanismo!, timba, son Cubanos en la Red, rap
Dan Den Elio Revé Jr y su Charangon
Habana Ensemble, jazz Los Hermanos Arango
Irakere, jazz

Laito Jr's Sonora Sonora

Manolito y su Trabuco Mezcla, jazz
NG La Banda, timba Orquesta Aragon, son
Papi Oviedo, son & Congolese rumba Paulito FG y su Elite, timba
Septeto Café, son Septeto Habanero, son
  Septeto Nacional, son Sin Palabras, tecno
Los Van Van, timba  
Havana rap, hip hop
Los Aldeanos Amenaza
Krudas Cubensi Instinto
  Magia Lopez Obsesión
  Orishas Tecnocaribe
  Yoakende  
     
Havana ballet
Carlos Acosta
Ciego de Avila

Conjunto Folclórico Nagó

Oriente Arte Mixto: Cienfuegos Ballet Folklorico de Camagüey
Ballet Folklorico Babul: Guantanamo Banda Municipal de Santiago
Ban Rrarra: Santiago, Guantanamo Changi de Guantanamo
Candita Batista y sus MOKERERE

La Caridad de Ramón

Cutumba: Haitian and Cuban roots, Santiago Danza Libre: folclorico and modern, Santiago
Desandann: Haitian roots in Cuba Estudiantina Invasora, Santiago
Jovenes Clasicos del Son

Kokoyé, Santiago, folclore

Los Jubilados: Santiago, son Las Hermanas Ferrin, Santiago
La Familia Valera Miranda, Santiago Las Perlas del Son, Santiago
  Septeto Santiaguero  
Los Terry: Camaguey Vieja Trova Santiaguera,   Santiago
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Pinar del Rio Grupo Ireme Son Cubanas
      
Varadero Azucar Caliente Obba Ile
      
Canada Ilédè: Toronto Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana
      
United States Los Afortunados: New York, folklorico Francisco Aguabella's Latin Jazz Ensemble: LA
Bata Ketu: Michael Spiro/Mark Lamson, California José Alfredo Carrión, Academy of Cuban Folklore & Dance, Seattle
Caribbean Crew: Los Angeles Chambó, Bay Area, salsa
La Charanga Cubana, California La Charanga Nueve, Bay Area
Conjunto Céspedes, Bay Area Ebo Okokán, Bay Area, folklorico
Los Hombres Calientes: New Orleans  
Iba: NY, rumba Iroko Afro-Cuban Dance Theatre: Miami
Makina Loca: LA and the Congo via Cuba Mambo Queens, Portland, OR
Obini Ashe: New York Omi Odara, New York
Oriki Omi Odara, New York Omo Ire: Portland, OR
Aruán Ortiz Trio: Boston Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion: San Francisco
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Europe Ambos Mundos, Switzerland Nardy Castellini, Spain
Candela Mi Son, France
Conjunto Irawo: Netherlands La Banda Ire: Netherlands
Mambomania: Paris Orishas: rap, Paris
Calixto Oviedo, Sweden La Timbala: Halifax, UK
Osvaldo Chacon y su Timba, UK

Cubanos en la Red

Africa Orchestra Baobab

Live Music outside Cuba

USA: www.havananewyork.com

 

Musicians & Dancers - many will give lessonstop                  
See also Musicians from the past

Matanzas Pedro "Regalao" Aballi Torriente: master percussionist, teacher, AfroCuba de Matanzas Daniel Alfonso: master percussionist, teacher

Luis Cancino Morales, dancer, singer, percussionist

Teresita Dome Pérez: dancer, singer
Julito Fantoma: master percussionist, teacher Reynaldo "Rey" Gonzalez Fernandez: dancer, choreographer
Lilian Oviedo Aldama: dancer, singer, percussionist Danilito Perez, dancer, choreographer
Dolores Perez, singer Pedro "Pello" Tapanez: master percussionist
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Havana Alfonso Aldama, percussionist Miguel Bernal Nodal: singer, percussionist, Raices Profundas

Leo Brouwer

Juan De Dios: dancer, Raices Profundas
Juan de Marco, bandleader Roberto Fonseca, pianist
  Johannes Garcia, choreographer  
Juan Garcia, choreographer, ethnographer Celina Gonzalez, folklorico, popular
Ruben Gonzalez: son Pablo Herrera, hip-hop & rap
Leosbel "Hanny" Jimenez Licea, singer Regino Jiménez, percussionist
Pablo Milanes, composer Maria Elena Mendiola, symphony director
Haila Mompie, singer Daisy Ortega, singer
Osdalgia, singer Lillia "Bellita" Piño, singer, musicologist
Teresa Pollero: singer Omara Portuondo, singer
Adriano Rodriguez, singer Estanislao Sureda Hernandez (Laito), singer
Chucho Valdés: jazz pianist Orlando "Maraca" Valle: flautist
Moises Valle "YUMURI", singer
Oriente Idalberto Bandera: dancer, percussionist Danis Perez Prades: dancer
Eliades Ochoa
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United  Francisco Aguabella, percussionist: LA Carlos Aldama, percussionist: Oakland
States Albita, singer Xiomara Alfaro, singer
Jóse Francisco Barroso, dancer: Oakland Susana Arenas Pedroso, dancer
Emilio Barreto, singer: New York

Juan Carlos Blanco Riera, dancer

Roberto Borrell, musician: San Francisco

'Roman' Díaz, percussionist, NY

Elena Garcia, dancer: Miami Lázaro Galarraga, percussionist, Los Angeles
Felipe Garcia Villamil, percussionist: LA & Matanzas Angel Guerrero, Miami
Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez: LA  
Pedro Martinez, NY Harold Muñiz, percussionist: Bay Area, CA
"Sandy" Garcia Perez: percussionist, Matanzas & San Francisco Tony Perez, pianist: Boston, MA
Nurudafina Pili Abena, percussionist: Boston, MA Orlando "Puntilla" Rio, percussionist: New Jersey
Osmany Paredes: jazz pianist, NY Omar Sosa, HipHopJazz composer: Northern California
Ned Sublette: singer, Cowboy Rumba, NY Carol Steele, percussionist: Bay Area
Africa Ricardo Lemvo, singer: the Congo and LA
Europe Martha Galarraga, akpwon, singer: France Hanny Jimenez, singer: UK


Ancestors
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Havana Miguel "Anga" Diaz, percussionist Elena Burke, 'feelings' singer, 1928-2002
Celia Cruz Tata Güines, 1931-2008
Felix 'Pupy' Insua, dancer Rita Montaner, 1900-1958
Benny Moré, singer Amelia Pedroso, percussionist, singer
Chano Pozo, percussionist with Dizzy Gillespie Pancho Quinto, percussionist
Arsenio Rodriguez: singer, son innovator Lazaro Ros: akpwon, singer
Compay Segundo, singer Merceditas Valdes, singer
Matanzas Esteban "Chacha" Vega Bacallao, legendary percussionist, teacher Gregorio "Goyito" Diaz: percussionist, Matanzas
Enrique "Papi" Mesa: percussionist, Matanzas - 1997 Radames: musician, Matanzas - 1998
Rogelio Scull, percussionist, Matanzas
Oriente Guadalupe "La Lupe" Yoli: singer
US Merida Castillo Miguel 'Angá' Diaz
  Daniel Ponce  
Long John Oliva Orlando "Puntilla" Ríos, 1947-2008


Record Companies & Music Outlets

Havana Artex Egrem
Matanzas Kabiosile
United States

Academy of Cuban Folklore & Dance, Seattle

Bembe Records [on-line catalog]
Luz Productions Mambo Express
Qbadisc [on-line catalog], NY Smithsonian Folkways

Europe

Alvarez Music


Artistic Agencies

Havana Pablo Herrera: hip-hop & rap producer/DJ/keyboardist/poet Osmel Francis Turner, Cubanos en la Red
United States International Music Network

Canada

Novater Artists


Studios
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Cuba

Estudios Abdala:
http://www.abdala.cubaweb.cu

Europe

Alvarez Music


Radio
Drum Heads in a Field (3588 bytes)

Cuba Radio Havana Cuba Radio Gladys Palmera, Barcelona
US KXLU, Los Angeles: Alma del Barrio Cuban Music Samples

 

Legal Expertise

Bill Martinez--Attorney / Producer / Manager: Bill has arranged visas for and supported many musical events.

 

Web Links for Free Musictop

esquinarumbera.blogspot.com - nice videos!

Dance to the Orishas Video, ArchivoCubano, 6/06

Radio Abeokuta

www.afropop.org/radio/cuba_channel.php

 

Links in Cuba

Cuba Escena - Agrupaciones

 

Afro-Latin Music Links

Encyclopedic Discography of Cuban Music 1925-1960  Cristobal Diaz-Ayala 
gislab.fiu.edu/smc/discography.html

Cuban Music Dot Com - online store

Orishas in Music - http://members.aol.com/ilebaba/adeleke/music.html
An extensive discography of Afro-Latin Orisha recordings. Among the artists listed are Francisco Aguabella, Milton Cardona, Conjunto Cespedes, Celia Cruz, and Lázaro Ros.
Explorations in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum - http://www.humboldt.edu/~extended/afrocuban/
Humboldt State University Office of Extended Education presents the 6th annual Explorations in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum workshop to celebrate the folkloric music, songs, and dances of the Afro-Cuban people.
Candombe - http://www.candombe.com/
Information on this style of Afro-Uruguayan rhythm, featuring origins, sounds, images and musicians. Site available in Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Cuban Music 101 - http://www.mamborama.com/cuba_music.html
A brief description of Cuban music forms, with featured artists and RealAudio samples, courtesy of Mamborama.com.
Bongo Drums - http://www.rhythmweb.com/bongo/history.htm
A brief history of bongo drumming linked to the early Cuban music styles of Changüi and Son.
Abakua - http://www.cse.ogi.edu/Drum/groove/abakua.html
An explanation of drum patterns from the rhythms of a secret men's society in Cuba, brought there during the slave trade from the Calabar region of West Africa.
Afrolatina - Music Reviews - http://www.afrolatina.com/musrev.htm
Information about Afro-Latin music, DJs, live bands, radio shows, newsletters, reviews, and track listings.
Afro-Cuban Essentials - http://www.thedrumclub.com/DRUMSET/essentialstyles/afrocuban/pt1clave.HTM
A page dedicated to the history of the clave, with sections on both son, and rhumba clave and music sheets.
Clave Concepts: Afro Cuban Rhythms - http://www.netspace.net.au/~pertout/lclaveac.htm
An explanation of the essential role of clave in Afro-Cuban music.
Afro-Cuban folkloric music other than bata - http://www.batadrums.com/background/afro-cuban.htm
Information on Afro-Cuban drumming styles and rhythms including Rumba, Abaqua, Arara, Bantu and Bembe. This site also includes an extensive list of links to other sites and a book list.
Wemba Means Magic - http://www.wemba-music.org
Collective of musicians, storytellers, and dancers who are priests and adherents of African Traditional Diasporic Religions; dedicated to sharing the Afro-Latin music, dance, and traditions of Lucumi Orisha and Palo Mayombe.
Afro-Latin - http://www.jazzhistory.f2s.com/history/afro.html
An historical sketch of Afro-Latin music.
Three Guys from Miami - http://icuban.com/music
Online store specializing in Afro-Cuban music, with sound samples.
Timba - New Styles in Afro-Cuban Popular Music - http://www.chucksilverman.com/timbapaper.html
This paper by drummer Chuck Silverman, sheds some light on Timba, and on the possible outcomes of the music industrys effects on Cuban music and society.
Ile Ayan: The Sacred Power of Drum Sounds - http://law.upenn.edu/~ibnishma/ilu.html
This website covers the African and Afro-Cuban tradition of sacred drum playing, the tumbadora, has a list of bata plyers, timbaleros, and bongoseros and a glossary of terms.
RumbaRama - http://dmreed.com/RumbaRama.htm
West Coast percussionist Dennis Califa Reed has an excellent selection of sound samples, and a discography of Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Latin music, including links to other Afro-Latin music sites.
Afro Cuban Sound - http://www.nowopen.com/afrocuban/music.htm
This site has historical, and biographical information on Afro-Cuban music and cd sales.
Cuba Music. - http://members.aol.com/al31/cuba_music.html
With strong roots in West African Yoruba religious music, Cuba's highly syncopated, potent, percussion-rich music has spawned much of what is today's salsa and Latin jazz and greatly influenced musics all over the world. This site has both reviews and sound samples from many important recordings.
The Afro-Latin Groove: ¡Sabroso! - http://rhinorecords.com/Features/75209p.html
Rhino records review and liner notes for a compilation cd of Afro Latin sounds featuring Willie Bobo, Machito, and Mongo Santamaria, among others.
Bahia's Afro-Latin Beat - http://www.latimes.com/travel/destinations/20000730/t000071242.html
Washington Post article by Gary Lee on the afro-latin music scene in Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.
Cuban Bata Discography - http://huizen.dds.nl/~stepcla/music/batadisc.txt
Information on recordings with Cuban bata drums, compiled by Stephan Claassen, October 2000.
Décima and Rumba: Iberian formalism in the heart of Afro-Cuban song - http://ntama.uni-mainz.de/~ntama/articles/pasmanick/
Article by Philip Pasmanick analyzing the use of the poetic form of decima in Afro-Cuban music.
The Congueros - http://www.emporia.edu/physics/faculty/mypeople.htm
A fans list of favorite congueros, most of whom are renowned Afro-Latin percussionists, includes quotes from Rebeca Mauleón's list of congueros.
Google's AfroLatin directory
Arts > Music > Styles > World > Latin > Afro-Latin

Encyclopedic Discography of Cuban Music
latinpop.fiu.edu/discography.html

 


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