Tag Archives: Latin music

Ani Cordero’s Querido Mundo

Ani Cordero is a Puerto Rican-American singer, songwriter and musician (and a Latin American music researcher) living in New York. I became a fan of her eponymous alt-Latin indie-rock band in the early 2000s, which led me to the Mexican … Continue reading

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Daymé Arocena’s Cubafonía

There’s a lot more to Latin music than the cumbia, salsa, samba and Cuban son that North Americans are familiar with. Cuban diva Daymé Arocena covers a lot of sonic territory on her second album, Cubafonía. Drawing on the rich … Continue reading

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Stan Getz’s live recordings from the vaults

Resonance Records continues its unparalleled string of historic jazz releases with two packages that document a week of shows at San Francisco’s Keystone Korner in 1976 by Stan Getz and his quartet, with special guest João Gilberto. Stan Getz and … Continue reading

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Three Latin jazz excursions

It’s been a long, hot summer where I live, and it’s lingering into the fall. Latin jazz is perfect for hot weather, and here are three releases I’ve been enjoying. All of them are just a little bit different from … Continue reading

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Calexico’s Edge of the Sun

Calexico’s Edge of the Sun is packed full of the kind of music that made me a longtime fan of the Tucson band. To me it’s one of Calexico’s more successful albums in quite a while. The songs have strong … Continue reading

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