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Jazz festival helps put Dominican Republic on world music map

By W.P. Norton

Special to the Miami Herald International Edition

CABARETE, Dominican Republic — One thing to know about the annual jazz festival on the Atlantic coast of this Spanish-speaking nation of the Caribbean is that Latin jazz is only some of the jazz you are going to hear. 553 more words

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Video Shoot with Dayramir Gonzalez Habana Entrance

I recently took part in video shoot for a documentary about Dayramir Gonzalez’s life and experience in the US by Cuban filmmaker Gigi Torres. A good time!


Bringing Cultures Together Through Jazz: Master Trumpeter Ramiro Nasello

Every genre of music has fans, but jazz is among the few that has devotees. Variations of jazz exist in almost every culture in the world, distinct from one another but sharing common influences. 795 more words


#98) When it's OK for sex to sell

Note: this post is a companion to my review of Hilton Ruiz’s album “Strut.”

That sex sells is a given; the variable is how people react. 364 more words

CD Review: Hilton Ruiz, "Strut"

Note: This CD review is a companion to D Theory #98.

In the fall of 1990, my sophomore year in high school, I came across a CD at the library whose cover, for some strange reason, caught my attention. 524 more words

Cigala delivers flamenco with hints of tango, salsa, jazz and bolero

DURHAM — To flamenco lovers, three-time Latin Grammy Award winner Diego el Cigala is synonymous with royalty. Those who filled the Carolina Theatre on Nov. 20 during the Duke Performances event were certainly aware of that. 330 more words


Eddie Palmieri - Listen Here!

Listen Here is Eddie Palmieri’s 40th studio album (yes, you read that correctly), released in 2005 under Concord Records.  In 2006, it won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. 244 more words