Music

Valentina Montoya Martínez sings to free the silence October 5, 2014 03:53

Valentina Montoya Martínez sings to free the silence

A Chilean singer living in Edinburgh, her life and work are profoundly marked by her political exile to the UK in 1977, when she [...]
 
The story of how Lennon’s  strawberry fields came to be July 26, 2014 21:40

The story of how Lennon’s strawberry fields came to be

 The fact that John Lennon wrote ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ in Almeria has been referred to before in historical accounts about the Beatles but the [...]
 
José Luís Lara : Venezuela’s musical side May 11, 2014 00:04

José Luís Lara : Venezuela’s musical side

Internationally recognised Venezuelan musician, composer and teacher, José Luís Lara  has brought his music to more than 19 countries, with an ability to innovate [...]
 
 
Latin American music connecting countries April 20, 2014 03:31

Latin American music connecting countries

Next Friday 25th of April, London will be witness the concert of Venezuelan guitarist Jose Luis Lara.   The free event will take place [...]
 
Changuito: his disappointment, gratitude and the mystery March 23, 2014 23:02

Changuito: his disappointment, gratitude and the mystery

“Chango… the mysterious… breaks the paila[i]!” was the cry from Pedrito Calvo some three decades ago, when the Cuban orchestra Van Van was warming [...]
 
Human Rights Cinema March 10, 2014 08:27

Human Rights Cinema

Human Rights Watch will present the eighteenth edition of its film festival, from the 18th to the 28th of March, bringing spectators face to [...]
 
 
Steve Early…The saxophonist March 9, 2014 17:28

Steve Early…The saxophonist

He works as an accountant and plays as much as possible in a Jazz band in Brighton. He was listening to Louis Armstrong when [...]
 
The Vikings disembark in London March 2, 2014 15:26

The Vikings disembark in London

An exhibition about the history of these colonists will run at the British Museum between the 6th of March and 22nd June, in the [...]
 
Buena Vista stars hold concert for Cuban Five March 2, 2014 00:01

Buena Vista stars hold concert for Cuban Five

Cuba’s musical royalty as well internationally renowned literary icons will be performing in London in support of the international campaign for justice for the five Cubans [...]
 
 
The unclassifiable music of Canteca de Macao February 23, 2014 00:01

The unclassifiable music of Canteca de Macao

Without being commercial stars they have made achieved a recognition which especially in Spain, guarantees them followers in the ‘underground’ scene for their music [...]
 
In Ghana: M’biguá’s transatlantic music February 16, 2014 05:23

In Ghana: M’biguá’s transatlantic music

In the western cultural hegemony ‘Transatlantic’ is assumed to mean the journey between Europe and the USA, but in this case the crossing is [...]
 
“Boliwood” and dancing in Bolivar Hall January 19, 2014 07:14

“Boliwood” and dancing in Bolivar Hall

The Boliwood festival will showcase to the London public each Tuesday a series of feature films about celebrities from Venezuela’s history. And the schedule [...]
 
 
Dámaso, your name is Mambo! December 16, 2013 14:48

Dámaso, your name is Mambo!

He would have been 97 years of age a few days ago, and although he was not a protagonist in his own land, he [...]
 
International and vibrant: the London Jazz Festival November 10, 2013 02:01

International and vibrant: the London Jazz Festival

From November 15th 2013, a variety of London stages will play host to this musical event as it celebrates its 21st year.     [...]
 
Heavy Metal and Baroque: Enriki Solinis’ fusion October 28, 2013 02:50

Heavy Metal and Baroque: Enriki Solinis’ fusion

In his recitals, the Spanish guitar player manages to unite seemingly antagonistic melodies, but he captivates, convinces and does it well.   Charly Morales [...]
 
 
 

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