The worlds of flamenco and jazz collide in a fascinating new collaboration which sees the great jazz pianist Chano Dominguez meeting the fantastic Nuevo Flamenco guitarist Niño Josele. The project was initiated by renowned producer Fernando Trueba for his label Calle 54, and follows sold out concerts at last year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. Both artist will be at Saffron Hall in London next Decemebr 4th. Learn more here.
Journalist Peter Culshaw says goodbye to his old friends, the Buena Vista Social Club, whose meteoric rise to fame set off a boom in world music. Last August he a grand UK finale at a sold-out Royal Opera House. The concert was tinged with sadness. There were short, beautifully assembled films of the deceased members. Continue reading here.
Roberto Fonseca will be playing in Japón this fall. In October 3rd he will be performing his solo project robertoSOLOfonseca and on the 4th & 5th he will join his trio along with Ramsés Rodriguez and Yandy Martínez at Blue Note Tokyo. Learn more here.
The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® have already amazed North American audience as you can read at SaltLakeMag, and they are back with a calendar of sold out concerts this fall. The band along with Cuban Diva Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa will visit great cities as Seattle, Miami, Nueva York, Bosto or San Juan (Puerto Rico). Full calendar in this link.
Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Group have already amazed French audience last August, with standing ovation on their concert debut at Saint Cast Le Guildo, as Le Télégramme.fr reported. They are back in France with ther confirmed concerts. First stop will be at the Centre Culturel- Le Family in Landemeau Oct 2nd, on the next day they will be performing at L’Estran in Guidel and last stop will be Oct 15th at the Jazz 31 in Toulouse. Learn more about this short French tour and all confirmed tour dates here.
Following the 1959 revolution in Cuba and the US trade embargo against the communist state, musicians on the Caribbean island had little chance to sell their albums abroad. But in 1996 a group of veteran musicians gathered in Havana for a unique recording session of traditional Cuban songs. Some of the artists had come out of retirement for the occasion. Musician Barbarito Torres spoke to Witness- BBC NEWS about the record that broke down the barriers to Cuba and its music around the world. Learn more here.
Chano Domínguez & Niño Josele performed for the first time in Costa Rica along with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional. A great musical party that La Nación shares with us.
Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette reunites the great free jazz giants to emerge from Chicago’s powerful South Side collective of the early 1960s. The AACM became ‘A Power Stronger than Itself’, drawing from a bold mix of avant-garde jazz, classical, and world music to drive cultural innovation for black music. The band will be performing next Oct 4th at the Cornell University. All details in this link.
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