Cuba and the USA- A Musical Journey
Since the 19th century Cuban music has been hugely popular and influential throughout the world. If you listen, you will hear traces in the tracks of pop, jazz, funk, rock, R&B and other genres of music so many of us listen to.
Professor Fernando (Fernan) Hernandez willl discuss how Cuban music has permeated the mainstream American music, particularly jazz, its rich history and the eras the impacted American Culture the most since the 30’s with the popular cha cha cha, conga, and the rumba.
Tonight at 8pm CST
The Sun Rises on the Truth
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.
Steve Pichan is a prolific artist whose musical expression of past, present and current events will leave you examining your own beliefs and trying to understand the world around you.
Benny Moré Cuban Icon and Jon Secada’s Music CD controversy
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.
LIVING A POSITIVE LIFE WITH AMI AHUJA
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.