If there was one word to describe el Sonero de la Juventud, it would have to be loyal.
Víctor Manuelle has been singing the salsa blues since 1993 and unlike some of his Latin American counterparts who have changed up their style to transition into mainstream pop, the Puerto Rican salsero has rem ... More >>
The salsa music wafted onto the beach as we walked toward the party tent on Saturday evening. Walking into the tents we were bathed in a see of red. Red lights and red Target logos. Target was the title sponsor of Red Hot Night and the big-box chain that sells everything from fashion to bicycles to ... More >>
If we may say so ourselves, this week offers a pretty sweet variety of artistic and musical events to explore in Miami. From a collection of intimate photos of Celia Cruz, to an interplay of works in every medium by an array of women, to a gathering of ukulele players, join us at one (or all!) of ... More >>
Photo by Guillermo FigueroaWhen listening to Novalima, fans will find many similarities between this modern Afro-Peruvian group and the highly percussive sounds heard every night in Calle Ocho's nightclubs.
After all, both Peru and Cuba have a long history of blending the music of formerly ens ... More >>
Few can surpass the majesty and grandeur that is Celia Cruz, but international sensation Lucrecia comes quite close. The Cuban born salsa singer, backed by a classic Cuban-style big band, gives passionate, high energy performances of traditional Latin melodies, and interprets boleros and jazz sta ... More >>
Juan "Buddah Funk" GomezAt the entry of Kimbaracumbara, a small restaurant club hidden between an art gallery and a Chinese restaurant in Little Havana, there's a painting of the Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus and three angels holding her afloat. Celia Cruz's song "Quimbara" plays in the background. ... More >>
Incomparable. Electrifying. Unforgettable. Those are just a few of the
words that have typically been used to describe the legendary Celia
Cruz throughout her long and illustrious career, and even posthumously
since she lost her battle with cancer six years ago. The praise is more
than justified, an ... More >>