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Afro Influences by Celia Cruz + Bodega Bamz = “Don Francisco”

Bodega Bamz, born in Spanish Harlem to a Dominican and Puerto Rican family whose real name is Nathaniel De La Rosa, may not be well known at the moment. But, steadily, he is claiming his spot in the urban music genre. His latest hit “Don Francisco” is the perfect fusion of Celia Cruz’s Yemaya (1998), hip-hop/rap and, […]

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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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