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Estrella Acosta: Tierra - Songs by Cuban Women

Read "Tierra - Songs by Cuban Women" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

Cuban singer-songwriter Estrella Acosta invites us into her journey this way: “The smell of mangos and guavas brings back memories of my childhood and reminds me of the sound of Cuban country music playing on the radio. When it was time to leave my motherland, I took with me stories, poems, photos, and all the beautiful memories and love that I could pack in my heart. Now I pay tribute to the rich musical heritage of Cuban country music, and ...

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Our Latin Groove: Bringin’ It All On Back!

Read "Bringin’ It All On Back!" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Percussionist Gerardo Rosales' production resembles a piece of roughhewn North Carolina outdoor mountain cabin furniture: solid, durable, attractive, functional...and just plain charming. Under the moniker Our Latin Groove, paying homage to the heyday of the Fania label and the film production Our Latin Thing, the group courageously avails itself of neglected '60s Latin/New York musical styles when the boogaloo, the shingaling and their cognates had their limelighted time, as well as the ruling '70s period of salsa. The results are ...


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