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.

 

The Sun Rises on the Truth

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Gina Sosa Suarez, director of “The Sun Rises on the Truth”

In her own words: I embarked on this film journey from a promise to my mother, and my mother to my father, and my father to his Brothers and Sisters in Arms. The opportunity to one day tell their true life stories of what they and their families went through in the darkest period of Cuban History, in their generation. Much has been written, much has been said, yet those who truly fought in the mountains of La Sierra Maestra; have never really spoken their Truth.

This will be one of the many film projects we will embark on. The first must be in honor of The Constitutional Armed Forces of Cuba, the plight and exodus of so many Cubans in 1959 to the date. In their words, or their families!

To begin to heal 58 years of Cuban history, we must start with the men, women and their families who were murdered with no due process, who have been thrown in jail, who have been falsely accused and who lost everything. We will not judge, we will tell a story, to bring justice to light; for everyone deserves to tell their Story.

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/

LIVING A POSITIVE LIFE WITH AMI AHUJA Dec 3rd

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Even through her own struggles, Ami Ahuja has never lost the ability to remain optimistic and increase the positivity in her life. She now wants to share 8 of her most impactful tips to help others jump-start their own happiness. Ami uses the acronym UMBRELLA to teach key insights, from Understanding and Managing to Learning and Attracting. And, while Ami continually strives to reach new goals and new heights personally and professionally, one vision remains a constant for her: empower others to achieve their own dreams in life. Live Positively with Ami’s Umbrella – 8 Easy Ways to Jump-Start Your Happiness provides guidance to do just that.

Ami Ahuja is a wife and mother, entrepreneur, sales coach and the organizer of a woman’s journey with a little over 880 members and growing. Ami loves spending time with her children, teaching them the best of Indian & American culture.  She has worked in retail & sales since 1995 and together with her husband Sonny, both managed their own trade shows in Chicago, New Orleans, Gatlinburg, Vegas & Memphis and own stores in malls & e commerce websites. Ami was chosen “Mrs. Milwaukee 2011″ Runner Up at Mrs. Wisconsin 2011. She was awarded People’s Choice Best Photogenic at Mrs. WI 2011.

I Have Been Everywhere, Man – with James Gelet Tonight 8pm CST

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Co Host: Monica Valdes of DocMiami.org

The past year and half, James Gelet has been traveling solo across the United States, telecommuting for work, living in hotels, and snapping photos at film and TV set locations as he goes.

Tune in to hear more about his adventures and travels to famous film and tv sites.

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS-GET AN ATTORNEY 6/30/2015

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Attorney Dennis Gonzalez Jr

Guests: Attorney Dennis Gonzalez Jr. P.A.  is a DUI and Criminal attorney who understands how stressful and overwhelming legal issues can be on their clients. Having an experienced and confident attorney who understands the American Court System can make or break your case. Gonzalez has trained extensively and worked with the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office in Misdemeanor, DUI, Traffic Division and Prosecutor Trials. His experience includes, cannabis cultivation cases, drug trafficking, animal cruelty, DUI, traffic tickets, numerous bench trials, thousands of motions and criminal hearings. Gonzalez’s extensive legal knowledge is the defense you need.

Mr. Gonzalez received a BA from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, a Master’s Degree from the University of Miami Graduate School of Business, and a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law. Dennis Gonzalez Jr. is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States Southern District of Florida (i.e., Federal Bar).

Manuel F. Herrera, Jr. is an accomplished commercial and property rights litigator. Prior to founding Gonzalez & Herrera, P.A., Mr. Herrera served as a trial attorney with a large multi-state commercial and insurance-defense law firm, where he tried many cases to verdict and handled various complex legal matters. Mr. Herrera holds a BA in International Relations from Florida International University and a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Partner / Founder Foreclosure Litigation – Residential & Commercial (as Plaintiff and Defense) Landlord Tenant – Residential & Commercial First Party Insurance Litigation Commercial Litigation

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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