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Calgary’s Jazz Fest to return as scaled-back celebration

After five years, Calgary’s Jazz Fest is ready to take back its name, as the swing rhythm festival is set to return to the city with a grassroots approach.

23 April 2015 Music Read more

Buena Vista Social Club: ‘The end of the old music’?

The story of how a group of retired Cuban musicians became famous as the Buena Vista Social Club is one of music’s best.

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of dancing to Cuban music. My grandparents were Latin music fans and every Thursday they’d go to the Grand Hotel in Leicester to drink cocktails and dream of the palm trees and tropical nights. They danced to Edmundo Ros and Victor Sylvester, whose watered down Latin rhythms were in tune with the gentility of provincial England, and listened to the biggest Cuban hits like Guantanamera and El Manisero by Don Azpiazú, who instead of maracas used cocktail shakers filled with shot.

23 March 2015 Music Read more

Totó la Momposina cerró el Ecuador Jazz 2015

La poderosa voz de Sonia Bazanta Vides ‘Totó la Momposina’ crispó la piel del público que asistió ayer, domingo 8, al cierre del décimo primer festival de música Ecuador Jazz, que se celebró en el Teatro Sucre, durante las últimas dos semanas.

20 March 2015 Music Read more

De fiesta los tambores en Cuba. Fiesta del Tambor Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam

La Habana volverá a lucir sus mejores galas para acoger la XIV edición del Festival Internacional Fiesta del Tambor Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam, del tres al ocho de marzo.

20 March 2015 Music Read more

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule Regarding Air Travel with Musical Instruments

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 issued a final rule to implement section 403 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which requires that U.S. airlines accept musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage on commercial passenger flights, provided that certain conditions are met.

6 January 2015 Travel Read more

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