Without Africa, there'd be no Miami bass. There'd be no rock 'n' roll or hip-hop or jazz or salsa. No Hendrix, Nas, Byrd, or Machito. In fact, almost every modern music genre can be traced back to that great continent across the Atlantic. And that's why, 16 years ago, Jose Elias threw the first Af ... More >>
It's a big week for local masters of Cuban son, Conjunto Progreso. Not only are they celebrating the release of their brand new disc Alive in Miami, but now they have a Best of Miami award to celebrate too, having earned the honor of Best Latin Band this week. The band is large: It's led by ... More >>
Leah Kaire is a local musician with a great back story who is doing cool shit. I met her over the weekend at a BBQ at Morningside Park where she was hanging out with my friend Matt. I e-mailed her some questions and here's what she had to say."Okay cool...My name is LEAH KAIRE otherwise known as L B ... More >>
The 11th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival is upon us once again, party people. It's an annual celebration of world music that has consistently gathered talented musicians from Africa, North and South America and the Caribbean to our sunny shores for the past ten years in a celebration of ... More >>
Conjunto Progreso brings back the heyday of classic Cuban son.
Brazilian high kicking meets high art
Composer Livio Tragtenberg melds performance art and world music
Immigration wants to deport a well-known santero/drummer over five stolen shirts
Afro-Cuban roots band Aina Candela reawakens the old spirits of Latin fusion
ArtBasel: Where Did It Come From? What Does It Want?
José-Carlos Diaz and Susan Caraballo are the catalysts, art is the result
Jose Elias Mateo
Express yourself girls, in drumming, painting, belly dancing
Conjunto Progreso does Latin like it should be
Mantra will fill your soul, or at least entertain it