Cuban poet and political figure José Martí once wrote, "Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice." That was about 60 years before the reign of communism would dominate the island for more than a half-century, and the Cuban people would be deprived of ba ... More >>
Whenever Dirty Harry isn't blasting the brains outta unlucky punks or snarling at empty smartass socialist chairs, he's keeping it cool with a copy of "Ornithology." That's right ... Clint Eastwood is a jazz junkie. He has produced and directed Bird, a biopic about bebop pioneer and heroin casualty ... More >>
This Friday's Piano Latino concert at the Arsht Center brings together two masters of Latin jazz with an upcoming prodigy, for a snapshot of the genre's past, present, and future. Eddie Palmieri is the grand master here, a first-generation Nuyorican who began playing piano at age 11 (all the way bac ... More >>
A year-round feast of food and culture in the Magic City.
Celebrate Carnaval Miami at Little Havana's Calle Ocho.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings January 3rd, 2008 Culture Room Better than: Watching the Dap-Kings back up Amy Winehouse. Last Thursday night, a soul music extravaganza took place inside of the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings played to a sold out crowd and let music ... More >>
It's all in the stars.
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band reinterpret Thelonious to a Latin beat
These guys are gonna make downtown shimmy. Ayayayayayay!
Haunted Cities (Atlantic)
From Austin to Australia, Ozomatli spreads its world funk message
Carnival in San Juan (Cubop)
Yerba Buena releases a stunning debut of cross-cultural rhythms
Mi Ritmo "Latin World"
La Perfecta II (Concord)
Conjunto Progreso does Latin like it should be
Pianist Tony Perez gets Dixie with salsa
Cuban avant-gardist Alfredo Triff mixes it up with Brazil's Livio Tragtenberg
Out in Califas, salsa is women's business
Is salsa bankrupt?
Guaco is salsa's best kept secret
More Grip (Palm Pictures )
Bug Music publishing
The frontier mentality
House music as secular gospel? Amen, brother
Ezequiel Torres's handcrafted bata drums reflect both an art and a calling
Two Latin jazz giants take new turns
Eddie Palmieri and Hilton Ruiz go pound for pound
Poncho Sanchez beats the drum of Latin jazz as South Florida opens its ears