We review some more recent independent Miami releases.
Avatar (Blue Note)
Aptly titled En Primera Plana (“On the Front Page”) Issac Delgado’s first U.S.-produced album is a mix of old and new as the Cuban vocalist/bandleader rehashes longstanding classics in addition to puling all the right strings alongside a mega salsa star. “La Mujer Que Mas Me Duele” (“ ... More >>
With his latest album, En Primera Plana, recent Cuban defector and popular sonero Issac Delgado starts over in the States
Cuban songstress Aymee Nuviola arrives in Miami, learns English, and demonstrates the power of timba
Paseo Blue Note
The frustrated filmmaker and musician finds fulfillment in the recording studio
Jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba takes Cuban music deep
The timba boom of the Nineties may have subsided, but salsa's smoothest voice is still here
Weekend Jazz Saturday with Tracy Fields
A Belgian bridges the Latin jazz divide
Music Fest Miami is a complicated mission, but maybe no one understands Miami like a politician
Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba make lush with their sound
Bold booking draws top ratings, topples dictatorship, at Second Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Miami Film Festival favorite Calle 54 comes to a theater near you
Issac Delgado returns to a kinder, gentler Miami
Cuba's musicians are anxious to cash in on the overseas market. But in the process they could sell out their sound.
Letters from the issue of June 1, 2000
The Burden of a Violent History
The frontier mentality
Miami scenesters sound off
Frank Emilio, Television
The quiet intensity of pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba
A Sixties-style radical shakes his behind at old-style protesters, and police go crazy
The sound of tomorrow's Cuba
The island's new wave of artists is abuzz about an exhibit that will be seen throughout the United States -- though probably not in Miami
Forget the protests, the visa hassles, even the bomb threat that marred MIDEM. In the end, Cuba's finest musicians rocked the house.
It's straight from contemporary Cuba and it has taken root in a most unlikely place: Little Havana
May 21 - 27, 1998
When he appeared in Miami last year, jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba ignited a firestorm of controversy. Though he now lives in South Florida, he just wants to play music, not politics.
Los Van Van's first-ever U.S. tour took them everywhere but here
When it comes to protecting Jorge Mas Canosa and crew, Cesar Odio's police force knows no bounds
Two Latin jazz giants take new turns
Just how popular is Juan Luis Guerra? If you have to ask, you haven't been listening.