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Our Tribute to Polito Vega: “El Rey De La Radio” 50 Years Strong.

By Victoria Cepeda It was late November 1985 when I first heard Polito Vega, a.k.a. “El Rey de La Radio”  and the idilio was instantaneous. Here I was a few minutes away from  New York City in a two bedroom apt in Hudson County, New Jersey and far from the east coast of the Dominican Republic, […]

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Afro-Cuban Jazz: Bringing Cultures Together

By Efrain Nieves To write about Afro-Latin Jazz one must consider the influence from Jazz musicians of the United States. Nonetheless, when both distinct sounds fused, they created history that will forever connect Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. It started with the father of Afro-Cuban Jazz,  trumpeter Mario Bauzá. From the beginning the Cuban musician had talent attending the […]

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Susana Baca: The Queen of Afro-Peruvian Music

By Efrain Nieves, Victoria Cepeda Susana Baca is a singer of traditional Afro-Peruvian music. She was born in Chorrillos,  Peru where descendants of African slaves lived since the Spanish Empire. She became “a key figure in reviving a culture that had been largely ignored within its country.” Most of us may know her for providing additional vocals to the […]

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