The Buena Vista Social Club will play its first American shows in seven years this week, with appearances in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.Like Silvio Rodriguez, the band's likely skipping South Florida for fear of protests from fringe exile groups. The legendary geezers are just the lates ... More >>
Que bola, mi gente? It's about that time yet again to proudly don some Cubaneo. What? You know you love it. Even if you're not Cuban, there's no denying that we make some great grooves for shakin' your ass to.Providing an immediate opportunity for you to partake in some of that very ass shakin', Con ... More >>
Even if you're neither Cuban nor into Cuban music, you've no doubt heard of the Buena Vista Social Club, originally a members club where musicians would meet in Cuba during the 40's, but better known for the rediscovery in the 90's, championed in large part by American guitarist/producer Ry Cood ... More >>
Conjunto Progresso ain't your mama's Cuban jam band. Well...maybe they are. The fact is, the orchestra, specializing in son and Latin jazz, is about as traditional as it gets. Don't let LEBO's artwork emblazoned on their album covers and flyers fool you, they aren't Spam Allstars ... More >>
Conjunto Progreso brings back the heyday of classic Cuban son.
Cesaria Evora sings songs of love and longing, but her memories are full of something else
Martirio carries the old-school torch
Compay Segundo Las Flores de la Vida
Exile hip-hop phones home
Cuba's musicians are anxious to cash in on the overseas market. But in the process they could sell out their sound.
The Burden of a Violent History
Cuban pianist Omar Sosa moves beyond the Bay
Willy Chirino gets slippery
Concerts by Cuban bands
Q: What's a nice guy like Alberto Ibargen doing at a place like the Miami Herald? A: Exactly what his money-grubbing bosses want him to do.
Forget the protests, the visa hassles, even the bomb threat that marred MIDEM. In the end, Cuba's finest musicians rocked the house.
September 3 - 9, 1998
It's straight from contemporary Cuba and it has taken root in a most unlikely place: Little Havana