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Jose Rizo's Mongorama: Jose' Rizzo's Mongorama

Read "Jose' Rizzo's Mongorama" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Mongorama. The name just sounds like fun--and this is a fun record, despite being crafted by musicians who take the Afro-Cuban music and legacy of Mongo Santamaria very seriously. Organized by jazz DJ Jose Rizzo, the band highlights a mix of Santamaria classics, blended with newer compositions in the same tradition.

Any album that ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Adonis Puentes Voice of Orestes Vilat's Latin Grammy Nominated Album 'It's About Time'

Adonis Puentes Voice of Orestes Vilat's Latin Grammy Nominated Album 'It's About Time'

Cuban-Canadian, singer-songwriter Adonis Puentes is the lead vocalist on Master Percussionist Orestes Vilat's album It's About Time, recently nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the category of BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL ALBUM. The milestone 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be presented Nov. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Puentes Brothers: Morumba Cubana

Read "Morumba Cubana" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Thanks to a recently concluded distribution deal with Ryko in the United States, the smaller Canadian label, Alma will be releasing some of its wonderful catalogue to discerning American and worldwide listeners. Some of this features relatively older recordings, like Puentes Brothers' Morumba Cubana (Alma, 2000). Listeners will soon see it was well worth the wait. ...