Robert Hicks

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  • 8 years ago

    Bronx in the Sixties: Jerry Gonzalez and his younger brother Andy frequented their neighborhood's street jams, which were powered by a soundtrack of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. But at the same time, New York clubs such as the Colgate Gardens wer...

  • 8 years ago

    Today's Hispanic youth pulsate to the sounds of Dominican merengue and bachata, to the dancehall hybrid reggaeton, to Latin pop and Puerto Rican hip-hop. It's a musical sensibility foreign to Oscar Hernandez, pianist, founder, and musical director...

  • 10 years ago

    Growing up in New Orleans, Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis knew little about the historical and cultural significance of African slaves playing their indigenous music in what is now called Louis Armstrong Memorial Park from the ea...


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