With acrobats that fly across the stage with the speed of a ball into a goal, trapeze artists that literally take soccer moves to new heights and heroic videos of Leo Messi, Cirque du Soleil’s Messi10 should more than meet expectations for the living legend’s global legion of followers. But the show, an acrobatic display of pure nerve stripped of typical Cirque glitz, transcends fan fever or celebrity tribute.
My feature in the August 2019 issue of American Airlines’ American Way profiled the amazing, articulate people behind the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont’s food and drink revolution. At a time when it's easy to feel helpless about things happening around us, their ability to take action, doing what they love while having such a positive impact on their environment, is so inspiring and important.
El nombre del grupo, The Mamboys, está escrito a mano con rotulador negro, y también los títulos de las canciones: La Toalla, versión Tito Rodríguez a un lado, y al otro Abaniquito, la canción de José Curbelo y Bobby Escoto famosa en las pistas de baile de Nueva York gracias a Tito Puente. Orlando Marín y Eddie Palmieri tenían 16, 15, y 14 años,
Game of Thrones introduced millions to the city of Girona when it was a key location for the series. In my case, it was Girona that introduced me to Game of Thrones. I binged watched the series when I was assigned to do this story for American Airlines´Nexos magazine.
I am pleased to announce the return of Cuba's legendary Panart record label with the release of The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions box set. I co-produced the project and wrote the liner notes for the re-issue of these five albums on Craft Recordings. The pioneering Panart jam sessions, which were born as an all-night, rum-fueled party on a Havana night in 1956, marked a milestone for what would become known as Latin jazz.
The 100th birthday of the infinitely inventive Cuban double bassist and mambo pioneer fell on the Eve of Hispanic Heritage Month. Here is my tribute in Billboard.
Every time I speak to Omara Portuondo, I remember why I became a journalist. To learn about life.
Published in Travel & Leisure en Español, this story from my archives recounts (in Spanish) my trip to Jamaica's Goldeneye, former home of James Bond writer Ian Fleming, where I met the great producer and label man Chris Blackwell, the current owner. It was one of my favorite reporting trips ever. (That's me enjoying the tropical life in the photo by Dani Balda.)
In addition to its highly-curated lineup of international artists, this year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona will feature prominent signage intended to discourage sexual aggression. Trained “anti-sexual harassment staff” will patrol the festival site.
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Omer Pardillo-Cid, Celia Cruz’s former manager and the executor of her estate, was unimpressed with the way the late Cuban icon had been presented in productions based on her life. Now, Pardillo, who describes Cruz as “a black woman, who was poor, who left Cuba and conquered the world,” is bringing the beloved singer’s official story to the stage.