Articles tagged cuba

25 Jun 2015 // 1:15 AM

Amara Touré 1973-1980

Amara Touré was once the toast of Senegal and 1973-1980 is a succinct and comprehensive way to play catch-up.

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Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found

From the vaults come 14 unreleased tracks by the beloved Cuban ensemble.

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Alex Cuba - “Half a Chance (feat. Ron Sexsmith)” (audio) (Premiere)

"Half a Chance" finds the Cuban-Canadian singer/songwriter Alex Cuba joining his smooth brand of songwriting with that of legendary troubadour Ron Sexsmith.

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Hangin’ with the New Bolivarians in Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’

Oliver Stone has chosen to channel his 'radical' political leanings into his documentaries, and this film would seem to bear that out.

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Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband: Ceremony

Once again, Omar Sosa has produced a distinct take on world jazz while renewing his own exploratory project, all within the carefully orchestrated confines of ritual space and time-honored practice.

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10 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Josh Rouse: El Turista

More postcards from a sunny exile. Far from the blue glow of melancholy, Rouse's music aims for glorious golden moments.

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Various Artists: Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Vol.2

A theme like the one Zacks has chosen gives crate-digging an exceptional purpose, putting a non-Cuban audience in touch with music that might otherwise be lost to them, giving a shape to an idea that might otherwise sound like a non-sequitur.

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MIAMI — An international concert planned for Havana’s Plaza de la Revolucion and headed by a major Latino pop star is stoking passions in exile

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10 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM


With unprecedented access to his subject and sources, Landau has managed to make one of the most intriguing films ever about a would-be world leader.

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MIAMI - The many ways that Cuba’s music is isolated, by ocean, politics and tradition, create a kind of musical hothouse that often yields

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18 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Madera Limpia: La Corona

What looks like it would be a rap album with some Cuban touches turns out to be much more Cuban than expected.

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8 Jan 2009 // 7:59 PM

Guerrilla Patton

Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.

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Buena Vista Social Club: At Carnegie Hall

At Carnegie Hall staunchly carries with it the brand characteristics that launched this cultural exchange.

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17 Sep 2008 // 3:02 AM

A journalist takes a long road to fiction

In the fall of 1994, I traveled to Guantanamo for The Miami Herald to report on the tent-city camps erected by the U.S. government to

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28 Aug 2008 // 3:48 AM

MIAMI - The Cuban rocker whose biting profanity-laced lyrics against the Castro government has previously gotten him in trouble is now in detention and expected

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Various: The Rough Guide to Cuban Street Party

The party atmosphere of Cuban Street Party doesn't rely on remixes, as it did in parts of African Street Party. It doesn't need them.

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Hip-hop’s Cuban connection: ‘El Proyecto’ parley offers lectures, music and films

From its modest roots in the South Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop culture has become an international, multi-billion-dollar phenomenon. Originally a tool for social expression,

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26 Mar 2008 // 3:59 AM

MIAMI—The young men and women sitting around a living room somewhere in Havana laughed and talked as if they were guests at a party.

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The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Bad Girl works better as a travelogue of Ricardo, the rootless intellect, than as a fabulist's tale of love gone sour right from the start.

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24 Sep 2007 // 2:38 AM

Gloria Estefan returns to her roots with new album

MIAMI—The 90-mile marker at the edge of Key West points south to Cuba. The number resonates among Cubans on both sides of the Florida

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The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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