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Salsa great Pedro Knight dead at 85

Pedro Knight, widower of the legendary salsa singer Celia Cruz, died Saturday after years of diabetes and other ailments. Knight, an accomplished trumpeter who spent his last months mired in financial and legal disputes, was 85. Read More

The Flight of the hummingbird wings

When only three years ago, the Cuban Institute of Music and the Phonographic National Office wanted to create its own record seal, as alternative for the promotion of certain areas in the creation and interpretation not always privileged by the market, they turned their heads to a specie of the Islands fauna, sung by the traditional trova movement, of modest and delicate expression: Colibrí (hummingbird). Read More

Pianist Frank Fernández selected to attend Moscow celebration

Cuban pianist Frank Fernández was selected to represent Latin American in the upcoming celebration for the 140th anniversary of Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow as Internet website frankfernandezpianista.com reported. Fernández was selected to perform among a group of notable graduates of the prestigious Music School considered Mecca of the musicians from all over the world. Read More

Los Van Van in an ample project around Europe

Popular orchestra of danceable music Los Van Van, belonging to the artists catalog of ARTex`s Clave Cubana, will be involved around February and March in an ample artistic-commercial project around Europe. Read More

Sting sang "Roxanne" for cuban musicians

British bassist and composer Sting sang the emblematic song "Roxanne" before Cuban musicians of the renown of Compay Segundos Group, Carlos Varela, Amaury Pérez, César López, Elmer Ferrer and Síntesis Group, among others, Prensa Latina knew today. The gathering with the ex-leader of The Police, who is in Cuba on a private visit since January 16, took place Thursday at the Club Habana, a beautiful facility located west of the capital. Read More

Charanga Habanera and Eddy K: The Big Ones?

Charanga Habanera and Eddy K latest video clip, singing together, fits perfectly to this axiom, the issue repeats itself in demonstrating, excuse me to say so, that they are the big ones and the school. They are certainly right about that they are completely the noble well-educated lords of triviality and aesthetics completely foreign to the principles of our national identity. And the video clip is there to prove so. Read More

Pachito Alonso in 2007

Asked about his working priorities in 2007, Pachito Alonso restless director of an acclaimed popular orchestra in our country tells: " In parallel with the responsibility as the orchestra director and follower of the musical legacy my father Pacho Alonso left, this year will put special emphasis on promoting the work of very-dear composer to me Juan Almeida". Read More

CUBADISCO present at MIDEM 2007

Starting Monday 22, Cuban artists will have a first class promotional space for their most recent productions of the islands rich musical heritage during the MIDEM 2007, the most important music industry gathering in Europe. Read More

V edition of America Cantat, to be held from March 30 to April 7 in Cuba

Cuba will be soon seat for a great meeting related to the choral music, the V edition of America Cantat, to be held from March 30 to April 7. The event comes every other year at diverse places of Latin America. Read More

Charanga de Oro in Mexico

About thousand persons in Mexico danced, sang and clapped with the international musical rhythm of Charanga de Oro, during the traditional Dancing Marathon that took place at the main streets of the historical center of this country. Read More

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