GINO CASTILLO | BUENA VISTA LEGACY BAND “THE SHOWCASE” | CUBANARAMA | 6-6-2021

Guest: Guest: Gino Castillo

6-6-2021

Gino is an Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist, and singer.

We’ll be discussing his newest project- Buena Vista Legacy Band “ The Showcase”. Exploring the phenomenon of the Buena Vista Social Club, an album recorded by anonymous Cuban musicians in 1996 which led to documentaries with a large cult following.

His background includes an honorary degree in percussion teaching from George Gershwin Conservatory (Ecuador), a degree in percussion studies from the Caturla Conservatory and the Felix Varela Conservatory, and many private lessons, included studies with Cuban artist Oscar Valdes (Cuba).

Gino has served as the head Percussion teacher for the “Instituto de Musica Contemporanea” from Universidad San Fransisco de Quito and which is part of the Berklee College of Music Network. He also owns the “Centro de Percusion Latina Gino Castillo” which is part of the George Gershwin Conservatory in Quito, Ecuador, where he has been developing a modern method of learning based on his many years as a musician and teacher. Since year 2003 Gino has maintained his cymbals sponsor with Sabian, becoming the first Ecuadorian musician to be sponsored by a worldwide brand.

He has collaborated with many international artists, such as: Etienne Charles, Earl Klugh, Ray Parker Jr, Horacio el Negro Hernández , Charleston Jazz Orchestra , Jose Pepito Gomez, John Benítez, Pascoal Meirelles,, Paulo Moura, , Alex Alvear , Oscarito Valdés, David Lee, Jessy J, André Neiva, Zacai Curtis, Rafael Paceiro, Emilio Morales, Frank Rubio, Ymelda Marie-Louisa , Cruks en Karnak, Juan Fernando Velasco, Carmen González, and more.

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SPELLBOUND | ILLUSION OF CHOICE | 3-6-2021

Guests: Paul “Pablo Thomas + Bobby Moon; Spellbound

Are you free today think your own thoughts, make your own decisions? Even though, you are aware, how much control or power does your mind have? Through a series of musical notes and lyrics put into context for today’s uncertain times. The kind of music that awakens you from the sleep.

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GINO CASTILLO | 6-9-2010

Guest: Gino Castillo

@GinoCharleston

6-9-2010

Percussionist, composer, singer and educator. His music studies begin in Ecuador and Cuba where he lived for several years and spent most of his time studying with master teacher Oscar Valdez Moreno. His album “Ya llegamos” (dedicated to Paola Racines [r.i.p.])is his first Latin jazz record as a solo artist. Before that in 2006, he had already done a similar album with the band “Santa Palabra”. The album was called “Un Dia” which contained compositions by various musicians.

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COREY KOEHLER | 2-21-2010

Guest: Corey Koehler
@CoreyKoehlerMusic
planetcorey.com/

2-21-2010

The Short Version… I am a singer/songwriter who writes music designed to inspire you, loosen up your stiff neck, and make your beer, wine or any other beverage taste a lot better. I enjoy good beer, an occasional smoke, and a good success book. And you?

The Long Version… I am a married and young 37 year-old father of three who discovered that not only do I love making up songs BUT I can actually sing a little and even play some guitar while doing it. After putting my new found talent on display for family and friends and then getting a good response and some encouragement, I decided to take my new found talent to the public. This again, resulted in a good response and more encouragement. But, I still was being kind of yella (as in “some folks called him yella” from Kenny Rogers tune “Coward of the County”). Then, after a few years a s a indie music blogger, podcaster and internet marketer, I realized that what many of the artists were doing was something I could do and in some cases, better. I figured, what the hell! So here I am, putting myself out there with the ultimate goal of a full-time career in music. It is something that I need to do for myself, my family as well as each and everyone one of you that need proof that it is never to late – and you are never to old – to pursue your passion and to live life on your own terms.

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