El Casino De Los Congos Wednesday March 29th

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For hundreds of years, hundreds of thousands of Africans were sold as slaves to Portugal, Britain, US, Brazil, Spain, and Cuba, as well as other countries. The Portuguese began bringing Africans to Cuba and then the Spaniards followed. By the 1800’s millions of Africans had been sold around the world.

This is the story of Ta Gundo Paredes Moré, son of a King in the Congo. Prince Ta Gundo is captured by slave traders and sold to Ramon Paredes, a plantation owner in Cuba and sold a second time to El Conde de Moré.

The story reveals what appears to be a curse, is only the beginning for what sets the stage for a Cuban musical legend to be born, Benny Moré who is revered to this day as El Bárbaro del Ritmo.  The master of most Cuban popular genres, such as the bolero, son montuno, mambo, and guaracha.

Our guest, his grandson Dr. Roly Moré narrates intimate stories never told before about his family’s history.

 

Benny Moré Cuban Icon and Jon Secada’s Music CD controversy

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Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré (24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963), known as Benny Moré, was a Cuban singer, bandleader and songwriter. With his fluid tenor voice he triumphantly won the title of  El Bárbaro del Ritmo, and  El Sonero Mayor. With his grace, Moré eloquently merged musical genres such as the bolero, mambo, cha cha cha, son, guaracha, and son montuno.  Benny was an engenious singer and composer, he is considered one of the most influential musician and popular singer Cuba has ever produced.

Roly More, MD “PhD” his prodigious grandson who lives in the USA pays tribute to his ancestry and  Benny Moré’s Anniversary. 

We will discuss the recent jon secada’s CD release paying tribute to Benny Moré.

V is for Valentine’s! Get your mind out of the gutter!

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Our list of musicians in no particular order:

E.G. Holmes: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/egholmes1

Papo Ortega-Cubanoson: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cubanoson2

Corey Koehler: http://planetcorey.com/

Tracy Walton: http://tracywaltonmusic.com/sample-page-2/

Jorge Sanchez “Papito” https://jspapito.wordpress.com/

Yamila Guerra: http://www.yamilaguerra.com/Home_2.html

Mathias the Piano Man: http://www.mathiaspianoman.com/

Candi Sosa: http://www.amazon.com/Alianzas-CANDI-SOSA/dp/B002W8LP7K

Wenso Ashby: http://www.wensoashby.com/

Jana Mashonee: http://www.janamashonee.com/

Rob Anthony: http://www.robanthonymusic.com/

Sugarcane Rush

Bryan Pezzone :http://www.bryanpezzone.net/

SPELLBOUND – PASE LA VOZ 6/25/2015

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Spellbound

Spellbound is a musical project founded by award-winning songwriters and producers Paul “Pablo” Thomas (guitars and keyboards) and Bobby Moon (vocals and percussion) from Los Angeles, CA. The duo have been performing and producing an ever expanding catalog of critically-acclaimed albums over the past two decades. Spellbound’s original blend of soulful compositions & Spanglish lyrics create a danceable fusion of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, funk, rock, & beyond. The band has performed and recorded with a remarkable cast of artists and musicians throughout their career, including Ozomatli, Eddie Palmieri, ? and the Mysterians, Johnny Polanco, Plas Johnson, Roger Manning, Jr., and many more.

Beginning with Spellbound in 1996 (which contains the Latin-tinged crowd favorite “Good Company”), the band has released a succession of nationally distributed CDs on their own Selfish Recordings label. They include 1999’s Funqueros (dubbed a “jewel of magnanimous proportions” by Campus Circle vol.9 #14), which helped create a buzz about the band, resulting in a number of Southern California performances, notably an opening slot at the Hollywood Bowl in July 2002. By 2007 Spellbound, along with the release of their CD Poolside Fiesta, presented their first-ever video, “Hot Sauce” (which can now be enjoyed on YouTube).

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ATTacHE’ 5/20/2015

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ATTacHE’ is an English, Spanish and Latino Urban-Pop American musical group created by “Powerful Music” producer Jorge Marcos.
Marcos is one of the original founders of the band CLOUDS who pioneered the world wide known “THE MIAMI SOUND” featured in the PBS documentary “THE SOUND TRACK OF OUR LIVES”  written and produced by TV producer Joe Cardona.
Jorge Marcos was nominated twice for the Grammy Music Awards, alongside his brother, musician Frankie Marcos whose impressive Jazzy Rock and Latin Rhythms has caught the attention of Governors, State Legislators and City Officials honoring them for their international achievements in the field of music.
Marcos has co-produced remix songs for prestigious stars such as: David Bisbal, Jon Secada, M.S.M (the Miami Sound Machine Band) a recent Emilio Estefan musical project.
ATTacHE’s flawless feminine vocals are none other than the skilled and accomplished singer Taniyah, a multilayer singer that interprets a variety of sounds from R’n’B, American POP, Latin Rhythms to beautiful international love songs. In her own unique and original style Taniyah captivates all audiences with her beautiful voice and exotic Mediterranean style. She has worked as a vocalist for UNIVISION TV NETWORK for the past ten years.
To complement each other’s musical talents, Taniyah and Jorge have created ATTacHE’ and recorded their first English CD: “Dear Music” and for their Spanish audience, the CD “Querida Musica”.
Taniyah and Jorge’s life performance will captivate the listening and dancing audience around the world.

 

Also mentioned,  the past show El Open House with Director, Producer Joe Cardona & Miami Radio personality, Mike In The Night. Musicians featured in the film will be calling in to share their memories.

El Open House is a film dedicated to the music produced and performed by outstanding artists who have composed the soundtrack of our lives. The Cuban experience of exiles growing up in Miami.

 

Happy Birthday Mike We Miss You!

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Mike “In the Night” Triay (1964 – December 9, 2012) whose parents were Cuban, was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and came to Miami with his family in the late 1970s. He started working as a disc jockey at a Spanish-language station in Miami while he was in his late teens. Mike was a member of the Bayside Boys, a trio of producers who remixed and popularized the English-language version of the “Macarena” by Los del Río and his remix, known as “Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix),” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1996 and remained at the top of the chart for fourteen weeks.

Mike had become a great friend of the show and is sorely missed.

ADORA-CUBAN DRAG ARTIST MAKING WAVES IN FLORIDA 4/30/2014

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Co Host: Orestes Matacena.

Matacena has worked as an actor with high profile directors on films, television and commercials.

Orestes first ventured into films at the age of six when he worked as an actor in “The Life of Billy the Kid,” with a cast comprised only of children. The movie was shot at the Mercedes Sugar Mill in Matanzas, Cuba, where he lived with his parents. In the last few years, Orestes has expanded his versatility as a playwright and screenwriter.  His writing encompasses a variety of styles: thrillers, dramas, comedies, horror and action-adventures. Five of the 23 screenplays he has written have been produced, and six more have been optioned.

Special Guest: Danilo de la Torre

Danilo is a Cuban born actor, aka Adora is a drag queen performer and Miami DJ, he is also part of the performance art group “Homocipian Art for Evolucion”. Trained as a classical dancer, Danilo began dancing professionally at age 17, he traveled to Paris, France to continue his dancing career.

In 1989 Danilo’s career took a turn towards the sunny City of Miami, in 1991 the persona Adora was born and since then, Adora aka Danilo De La Torre has been one of the most popular and sought after drag artist in Florida. Adora has been traveling nationally and internationally entertaining the public far and wide with her glamour, beauty and talent.

SPELLBOUND – PAUL THOMAS AND BOBBY MOON Mar 20,2014 8pm CST

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Spellbound is a musical project founded by award winning songwriters and producers Paul Thomas and Bobby Moon from Los Angeles, California. The duo have been performing and producing an expanding catalog of critically acclaimed albums over the past two decades. The soulful compositions and Spanglish lyrics create a danceable fusion of Afro-Caribbean rhythms of funk and rock elements.

Come listen to Thomas and Moon talk with Cubana about their new CD Iluminados and their concerns for the environment.