Subject:

Omara Portuondo

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Congressman Joe Garcia Fights for His Political Life

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Fuego Cuban Music Festival Canceled a Week After Its Announcement

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Update: Buena Vista Social Club Returns to U.S., Cue Versailles Restaurant Protests

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Anti-Castro Cubans Scare Silvio Rodriguez Away

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Silvio Rodriguez Plays First American Show in 30 Years

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Concert Announcements: Rhythm Foundation Kicks Off the Year

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Gema and Pavel in Miami Beach

    The Cuban-born duo lights up the stage this weekend.

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Omara Portuondo

    Flor de Amor Nonesuch

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Genre-Bending Gems

    Surprises abound in three new discs released on the cusp of the holiday season

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Mostar Sevdah Reunion

    Mostar Sevdah Reunion (Times Square)

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Cuban Flashback

    Cuban artists compete at the Latin Grammys like it's 1959

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Shake

    If it ain't your party, you better fight for your rights

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Shake

    Rain dance

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Shake

    Bold booking draws top ratings, topples dictatorship, at Second Annual Latin Grammy Awards

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    What Makes Alvaro Run?

    Alvaro Fernandez takes on Bruno Barreiro, his friends, and all their money. Ask him if he's worried.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Son of Freedom

    Albita returns with some sugar for the soul

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Omara Portuondo

    (World/Circuit/Nonesuch)

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Afro-Cuban All Stars

    "Distinto, Diferente"

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Kulchur

    Another round of Los Van Van insanity

  • Music

    June 3, 1999
  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Best New Music Trend

    Concerts by Cuban bands

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    The Politics of Music

    Forget the protests, the visa hassles, even the bomb threat that marred MIDEM. In the end, Cuba's finest musicians rocked the house.

  • Music

    December 25, 1997
  • Music

    February 1, 1996
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