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Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival
Various Venues
Barcelona
October 29-November 3, 2013

A short quote, repeated to me more than once over the course of a few days in Barcelona, proved to be at the heart and soul of the 45th Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival. It goes something like this--"On the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mayra Caridad Valdes: La Diosa del Mar

Read "La Diosa del Mar" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Consider the bloodlines here: Vocalist Mayra Caridad Valdes is the sister of Latin Grammy-winning pianist, Chucho Valdes, whom she has toured with; she is the daughter of renowned pianist Bebo Valdes, the aunt of Chuchito Valdes, Jr., who had a hit CD, Encantado , just last year. Now it's Mayra's turn, following in the familial Afro-Cuban ...

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Mayra Caridad Vald: La Diosa del Mar

Read "La Diosa del Mar" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

It wouldn’t have mattered less if Mayra Caridad Valdés did not come with impeccable connections. She is the sister of Chucho and the daughter of Bebo. Them musical genes have sure gone around!

Valdés studied music in Cuba and it was here that Harry Belafonte heard her sing and asked her to join him ...