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2000 Stories by Celeste Fraser Delgado

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  • Hole in the Wall

    published December 28, 2000

    All the funky new performance spaces in Little Havana dressed in tatters on Friday, December 15, to honor Saint Lazaro, otherwise known as Babalu... More >>

  • Tales of the Hood

    published December 21, 2000

    The day we moved into our new house in Little Haiti, a thin white woman with sallow skin walked along the sidewalk past our gate, head bowed and... More >>

  • Venezuelan Invasion

    published December 21, 2000

    Topping 110 degrees in the summertime, Maracaibo has the highest average temperature in the hemisphere. Indoors, however, the oil-rich industrial... More >>

  • Shake

    published December 21, 2000

    Few people have invested more in the business of salsa than Ralph Mercado. The 59-year-old CEO of RMM Records was in the game before the... More >>

  • Shake

    published December 14, 2000

    The novelist Ngugi wa Thiongõ once complained that it is impossible to write satire about Kenya; the dictatorship that rules his... More >>

  • Shake

    published December 7, 2000

    The CIA-backed exile invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs failed in 1961. The Beatles were more successful, taking the beaches in the years that... More >>

  • Songs of the Favela

    published November 2, 2000

    Renowned Brazilian director Carlos Diegues has attempted to make a movie worthy of the music that has provided his nation with a soundtrack for... More >>

  • Crespo's New 'Do

    published October 26, 2000

    Until recently, two constants have defined Elvis Crespo's career: a chin-length bob and choruses built on the same three-note melody. That's all... More >>

  • Sidestepper

    published October 26, 2000

    British-born Richard Blair takes his world music literally. He got his start in the recording studio engineering reggae and bhangra in Birmingham... More >>

  • Techno Español

    published October 26, 2000

    In Spanish girar means both to go on tour and to spin around. Currently on the road with the show Girados, Ana Torroja and... More >>

  • Secrets Kept

    published October 19, 2000

    Drums line two walls at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida's exhibition “Ritmos de Identidad: Fernando Ortiz's Legacy and the Howar... More >>

  • Grabbed by the Roots

    published October 12, 2000

    Charo Oquet wants you to know there is more to Dominican music than the beeper dance, no matter how much fun the rump-shaking rhythm of merengue... More >>

  • Drama Queen

    published October 5, 2000

    I can't tell anecdotes,” says Julieta Venegas, between bites of a take-out sandwich in an empty hallway at the Latin Alternative Music Conferenc... More >>

  • Shipwreck Songs

    published September 28, 2000

    When Fito Paez arrived in the United States for the first time in 1989, the police at the airport gave him a thorough workover. “I didn't have th... More >>

  • Double Cross

    published September 21, 2000

    Launching the first annual Latin Grammys at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 13, the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences... More >>

  • The Salsa Doctor Is Out

    published September 14, 2000

    Manuel Gonzalez Hernandez could sit still no longer. As the torch singer onstage held a low note, he flew off his barstool and hurried toward the... More >>

  • Time on His Side

    published September 14, 2000

    Luis Enrique, one of the most important figures in the late-Eighties romantic salsa movement, is a familiar face on the Miami club scene. The... More >>

  • New Generation Bomba

    published September 14, 2000

    After Caridad Brenes died, her granddaughter Margarita Cepeda felt her grandmother's spirit dancing inside her. Mami Cari had raised Margarita... More >>

  • The Full Muchachos

    published September 7, 2000

    In the melodramatic world of the Latin-American soap opera known as the telenovela, a threatening villain and a scheming, evil woman always... More >>

  • The Mane Event

    published August 31, 2000

    This weekend the biggest African-American business in the United States also is the best show in town. Detroit entrepreneur David Humphries,... More >>

  • Alt- America

    published August 24, 2000

    There was no more mosh pit. At the Watcha Tour Showcase for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) held in New York City August 12 through... More >>

  • Radical Mexican Radio

    published August 24, 2000

    A café in Mexico City where artists, writers, and political radicals gathered in the early 1900s, Café Tacuba also is the name... More >>

  • Totó Rows Ashore

    published August 17, 2000

    Once in a great while a concert that you wish everyone could see comes to town. The Florida debut of Totó la Momposina on August 5 was such... More >>

  • Whose Casa Is His CASA?

    published August 10, 2000

    On the main stage of the Colombian Independence Day Festival last month at Tamiami Park, Juan Carlos Zapata mouthed the words to the Andean... More >>

  • Say It Ain't So

    published August 3, 2000

    Security grew tense backstage at the tenth annual Colombian Independence Day Festival at Tamiami Park late last month. A record crowd squeezed... More >>

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