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2000 Stories by Karl Ross

Archives: 2000
  • The Dominican Squeezebox Goes Digital

    published April 6, 2000

    When Arsenio de la Rosa puts the squeeze on his two-row button accordion, you can hear it hyperventilate like a felon on a weekend furlough about... More >>

  • Erin Go Merengue

    published March 16, 2000

    The tattoos marbling Patrick Shannon's arms offer glimpses of his past. The one with Bugs Bunny banging on a drum is emblematic, he says, of his... More >>

  • Brotherly Beats

    published February 24, 2000

    When considering the Caribbean's greatest dance bands, Cuba's Los Van Van and Puerto Rico's El Gran Combo usually are among the first to roll off... More >>

Archives: 2000