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2007 Stories by Julienne Gage

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  • Various Artists

    published December 27, 2007

    Dem natty dreads who first rocked it steady in Spanish Town, Jamaica, probably never imagined their music could translate out of patois and... More >>

  • Strictly Roots

    published December 20, 2007

    Contrary to what its name implies, Miami's 2005 Grammy-nominated Cuban son ensemble Conjunto Progreso is anything but forward-thinking.... More >>

  • Fresh Local Sounds

    published December 20, 2007

    Avoid last-minute holiday shopping stress by prancing and dancing through two local CD release parties. Dive into the tasty libations and... More >>

  • Cuban Country

    published December 13, 2007

    Years ago, while them American cowboys sat around the campfires concocting wild Western tales of cheatin’ and deceivin’, them Cuban folk... More >>

  • Artevivo

    published November 29, 2007

    In today's world of Cuban music, there's nothing really exotic about a band as well rehearsed in chamber music as it is in rock. But roll back... More >>

  • Melodies from His Motherland

    published November 15, 2007

    Even when Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour is off globetrotting, he doesn’t forget his peeps. Take for example a 2002 performance... More >>

  • The May Fire

    published October 25, 2007

    San Francisco-based indie rock band The May Fire is just like its Bay Area stomping grounds — lively, imaginative, and capable of... More >>

  • Paradise Found

    published October 18, 2007

    Quiz for October, Hispanic Heritage Month: What's the one Spanish-speaking country that always gets forgotten, or at least saved until the last... More >>

  • That's What She Said

    published September 27, 2007

    In Miami, women's voices resound all over the music industry, but they usually don't get much attention unless they're accompanied by a nice... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published July 19, 2007

    Anyone who thought Putumayo World Music hit its prime during the early-Nineties Birkenstock revival and organic Color Me Cotton clothing line... More >>

  • Electric Eclectic

    published June 28, 2007

    When Argentine artist Marcelo Lupis says his music is experimental, he means that in all senses of the term. Pop his first solo CD, Shhhh,... More >>

  • Joyful Noise

    published May 31, 2007

    "Someone once told me that in order for a woman to be successful, she needs three things: health, talent, and luck," says legendary Argentine folk... More >>

  • The British Invasión

    published May 17, 2007

    When Peter Gabriel coined the term 'world music,' he never meant for it to be put in a ghetto. It was supposed to be the world's music for the... More >>

  • Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

    published April 19, 2007

    Jimena Fama, the elegant frontwoman for the electronic fusion band Tango Conspiracy, can call her ensemble of male musicians to task with a quick... More >>

  • She Said

    published March 29, 2007

    On a recent March evening the members of She Said, a diverse ensemble of Miami's best female musicians, gathered to rehearse for their first-ever... More >>

  • No Band Is an Island

    published March 22, 2007

    In 1998 I traveled to Cuba to study guitar as part of my graduate studies in cultural anthropology. I was hoping to get a better grasp of the... More >>

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    A Pioneer Gets His Props

    published March 1, 2007

    Elsten "Fulano" Torres flashed an impetuous grin last month as he gazed at the crowd grooving to his galactic Latin pop at Little Havana's... More >>

  • Fania Mania

    published January 11, 2007

    Michael Rucker got to play the Santa of Salsa this holiday season. As director of marketing for Miami-based Latin music label Emusica, Rucker... More >>

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