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
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.
Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes
Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes is a professor of Latino/a literature and writing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Professor Rodriguez Milanes recently visited Cuba, an Island that offers 5 star world class resorts, hires foreign Chefs from Canada, France and Italy to ensure that the meals will delight the almost 2 million yearly visitors, magnificent beaches, dancing, music, and historic views while their citizens live under strenuous laws that subordinate freedom of speech, freedom of the press. Cuba where government maintains complete control over all forms of mass media, including newspapers, radio and television, an Island where criticism of national leaders can lead to imprisonment and even death. There has always been a mystery surrounding this Caribbean Island and Cecilia will tell us stories as only she can about family, education , living conditions, food prices, access to electricity, water, gas, architecture, changes, progress, Etc.
If you have always wondered about Cuba and would like to know more about the Island from someone who has been there recently or if you are curious about the present Cuba, this is the show for you. Open Mic the last half hour, call with your questions.
Cecilia’s is a accomplished writer as well, her short fiction has been anthologized in Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction. Did My Mama Like to Dance? and Other Stories about Mothers and Daughters, and in New World: Young Latino Writers. Her short story collection, Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles which was released in June 2009 and Everyday Chica among others.
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Cubanarama Loves Music, Poetry, Books, Films, Radio and Cubana Loves YOU, my human family!
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Blessed with natural talent, Anabel Blanco’s unique, powerful, and melodic voice has taken her musical career to soaring heights! Join us this evening and feel the vibration. Anabel Blanco es bendecida con talento natural, su voz es unica, potente y melodiosa, la cual ha llevado su carrera al emcumbrado! Acercate esta noche y palpa su vibracion.
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Won’t need much, grab a glass of wine or a beer, hold on to your dance partner. Light up your cigar and spend Una Noche with CUBANARAMA at the Cafeterro Patio “LIVE from her PATIO in Minneapolis MN.”
We are going to have a good time!
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