On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and a broad face, with small dark eyes set above a prom ... More >>
Fuego Entertainment's president and CEO Hugo Cancio.Cuban music aficionados and lovers of el cubaneo in general had reason to rumba in front of their computer screens last Wednesday when Fuego Entertainment dropped the news that it'd be producing the first-ever Fuego Cuban Music World Festival. ... More >>
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 >>
In the last year, a gaggle of Cuban musicians have performed in Miami for the first time in decades. There was Los Van Van, Omara Portuondo, and goateed troubadour Carlos Varela. But when singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez announced two weeks ago he would tour the United States for the first sinc ... More >>
At least musically, the Obama administration is softening diplomatic relations with Cuba. On Wednesday famed singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez was granted a travel visa, and this Saturday folk singer Carlos Varela will be performing in Miami. Earlier this year, salsa band Los Van Van and legend ... More >>
Fans of Rhythm Foundation's concert series regularly chock full of tasty selections of world music will be pleased to hear that the non-profit org that this year alone brought Zizek, Ximena Sariñana, Aterciopelados, Curumin and Cucu Diamantes to our fair shores has just released the first bits o ... More >>
The Cuban-born duo lights up the stage this weekend.
Flor de Amor Nonesuch
Surprises abound in three new discs released on the cusp of the holiday season
Mostar Sevdah Reunion (Times Square)
Cuban artists compete at the Latin Grammys like it's 1959
If it ain't your party, you better fight for your rights
Bold booking draws top ratings, topples dictatorship, at Second Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Alvaro Fernandez takes on Bruno Barreiro, his friends, and all their money. Ask him if he's worried.
Albita returns with some sugar for the soul
Another round of Los Van Van insanity
Concerts by Cuban bands
Forget the protests, the visa hassles, even the bomb threat that marred MIDEM. In the end, Cuba's finest musicians rocked the house.