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,
Rising Latin music star Rosalía discovered flamenco as it boomed from the sound systems of cars at the park near her school. “They had these tricked-out speakers, and they would open all the doors,” she remembers.
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.
In Spain, celebrities are routinely the poster children in the government's no-tolerance campaign against tax delinquents. Shakira has been summoned to answer to charges of evading 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes in a Spanish court.
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.
Photo: Xavi Torrent/WireImage
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.
My first story in a multi-part series for Food Republic on the rebirth of Portuguese cuisine.
The evocative illustration is by David Navas.