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Afrocubism [06 Nov 2010|11:59pm]

Check it out -- and listen to some teaser music at descarga.com
Afrocubism was recently released and got a great reciew there -- can't wait to hear it all!

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afro/rumba video with Timothy [09 Feb 2008|01:44am]

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[28 Mar 2006|07:33pm]
many of you might enjoy sound_rationale.
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A piece of Africa at Seattle! [26 Jan 2006|06:02pm]

Boyzie Cekwana, the great choreographer of South Africa, will present his show on Feb. 2-5 at the On the Boards performance center(www.ontheboards.org). He makes a impressive mixture of traditional dance with jazz and modern. His show is a meditation about post-apartheid male identity. AIDS, child abuse and violence.

Post-show talk with Boyzie Cekwana Thurs, Feb 2.
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[21 Nov 2005|12:27am]

I'm having trouble finding lyrics to the song "Saludo a chango" by Compay Segundo... I want to actually be singing along correctly rather than mumbling.

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Hola a todos! [18 May 2005|08:11pm]

My name's Vanessa, from NJ first gen Cuban. Mom's from Gibara and dad's from Regla. Mami and I have been trying to find the words to "Piyo, piyo, piyo" the lullaby that she used to sing to me. Does anyone have it/know the rest of the words?

This is what we know so far:
Piyo, piyo, piyo
dicen los pollitos
cuando tienen hambre y cuando tienen frio.

la mama le busca
el maize y el trigo
y bajo de sus alas acarucadito.

Any help is much appreciated.
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[18 May 2005|01:19pm]

I thought I'd pass on these two links:

A huge resource for Santeria/afro-cuban folkloric music:

The most hugely comprehensive site on Cuban music I've ever seen:

I've been looking for some Santeria music on soulseek, but so far have only been able to locate a Tito Puente album, Top Percussion, which seems to be true to the spirit. I've got some more stuff queued up (Yuri Beunaventura? Anyone heard of this artist?) but seem to be striking out.

Anyone have some suggestions of said type of music, or Bata drums?

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Afrolatino News [06 Apr 2005|01:36am]

[ mood | blah ]


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[29 Dec 2004|08:03pm]

[ mood | giddy ]

I have a question.

For those of you living in America, have you ever found a way to visit Cuba? As far as I know, it's illegal, but somebody told me you can go through another country or something, but wouldn't that be illegal as well? What's the deal with all of this? All the information I have found online is conflicted and contradictory.

Thank you in advance,


x-posted in everythingcuba

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[26 Dec 2004|10:26pm]

[ mood | curiosa ]

Hey, I'm Micaela.  I'm not Cuban (I'm Castillian Spanish), but I'm fascinated with Cuban culture.  Hope I'll be accepted here. I'm 16 and live in the Midwest.  I hope to learn more about this aspect of Cuba and all that. I'm bad with intros, sorry. :D

Come join everythingcuba . It's a new community and I'm sure that the addition of some Afro-Cuban people and their knowledge would really be cool for this communidad.



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Nesesito entender... [03 Dec 2004|04:26pm]

¡Hola a todos!
Yo vivo en Rusia pero estoy loca por musica cubana. Quisiera preguntarles que significa "hacer rayado" hablando de la musica. Es que estoy traduciendo un articulo y no siendo músico no puedo entender que es "Miguel Matamoros hacía rayado". ¿Me ayuden? :))
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news articles of interest [02 Dec 2004|05:04pm]

So, I know Ricardo Arjona isn't Cuban but still... he's Billboard's latest Featured Artist. In a crowded market of new DVD releases, Ricardo Arjona's "Solo" stands out. Released Nov. 23 as a CD/DVD combo, "Solo" (Sony BMG) is a highly personal portrait of Arjona that can best be described as an interactive biopic.

And, Juanes Confirms 2005 U.S. Touring Plans
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Intro and news article [19 Nov 2004|11:22am]


I just joined. I'm really into Barbarito Torres, original lute (laud) player of the Buena Vista Social Club. I thought I'd post this article for those of you who are interested. I'm not sure for how long the article will be viewable so I've put it behind a cut in its entirety too here.Collapse )

p.s. Hablo español también y estoy interesado en hacer amigos afuera de los EU. Platiquemos.
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[19 Nov 2004|03:12am]

If any of you are on Myspace you should check out a salsa band called Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron from Baldwin Park, CA. They have a really good sound, one of the best I've heard.

They also have a website.
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[18 Nov 2004|10:38pm]

hey everyone
great to see the journal back up and running.
so, has anyone heard any new afrocuban beats lately?
post your faves
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dancing in the kitchen. [14 Nov 2004|04:35pm]

[ mood | lively ]

i like to listen to tito puente while i cook & bake.

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Hello! [13 Nov 2004|09:38pm]

I am the other half of the new mod-team, and I just wanted to follow in saying hi.

This community has been pretty inactive lately -- please post any ideas you have to liven it up again!



If you are in or near or ever visit San Diego -- make your way down to Cafe Korova on Park Blvd, just North of El Cajon Blvd on THURSDAY NIGHTS FROM 8-11pm (coffee happy hour til 9pm)

There you will find an always changing assortment of musicians with certain regulars who jam latin sounds (they play quite a few traditional cuban songs) and it's pretty much guaranteed to be incredible.

And it's free. Tips accepted. And no I'm not a musician pluggin my own show. I'm just a regular.

Hope to see you there if you are in the area!
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Hola migente! [13 Nov 2004|01:07pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

I just wanted to say that I am one of your new mods and I am excited to be here. I hope that we can get things cooking in here again, so feel free to post.
Laini Esterlina

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Would someone like to take over the moderation? [11 Jul 2004|02:00pm]

Hello all,

I'm about to start grad school soon, and trying to eliminate all the non-essential communities I moderate. If you'd like to take over moderation of this community, please let me know, and I'll pass it on over to you.

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[13 Apr 2004|10:29pm]

Hello, I am doing a survey on Afro-Cuban music for my music class, and I was hoping this community could help me out. I have four questions.

1)Why do you like Afro-Cuban music?
2)How do you feel when you listen to Afro-Cuban music?
3)In what context do you listen to the music (home, club, with family, friends)?
4) Have you been to a live performance? If so, how was the experience?

Any help would be great. And I will be using the answers in a research paper, just to let you know exactly I will be using the information. Thank you for your help.
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