Magazine tagged Latin

November 17, 2015

Red Hot Skin Slappin’ Bongo Bashin’ Latin Jazz n’ Mambo Bangers from Jack Costanzo

The phrase 'living legend' is undoubtedly overused but there can be few people more deserving of such an accolade than Jack Costanzo. Born on the 24th September 1919, Costanzo is arguably the most significant percussionist of the modern era. Playing with

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November 25, 2014

“Jukebox Mambo Vol.2” – Afro-Latin accents in Rhythm & Blues 1947-61

Long awaited follow up to the original game-changing Jukebox Mambo set of sweltering rumba accented Rhythm & Blues. Two years in the making, this sequel ploughs deeper still into the revolutionary '40s and '50s Afro-American musical canon, pulling toge

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April 11, 2014

Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers – Que Chevere! (Freestyle Records)

Ray Lugo's mind is very fertile, and he's been rather prolific over the last decade, putting out a variety of groovy sounds ranging from organic to electronic, Afrobeat to soul, Latin to Brazilian and many different sorts of mashup/fusions in between. But

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April 4, 2014

Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers are gearing up to release a brand new album entitled Que Chevere

Ray Lugo's mind is very fertile, and he's been rather prolific over the last decade, putting out a variety of groovy sounds ranging from organic to electronic, Afrobeat to soul, Latin to Brazilian and many different sorts of mashup/fusions in between. But

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April 4, 2014

Ray Lugo

Ray Lugo is an American songwriter, producer and DJ from New York City and is the leader and singer of Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra and Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers. His mind is very fertile, and he's been rather prolific over the last decade, putting

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March 21, 2014

Mestre Cupijo e Seu Ritmo’s “Siriá” on Analog Africa – brass heavy music from the Amazon

Cametá, a historical little Amazonian town on the shores of the river Tocantins, is the birthplace of the scorching music known as "Siriá"; a cross pollination between the music of the inhabitants of the quilombos, a Brazilian hinterland settlement foun

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February 11, 2014

Record Kicks pres. a new chapter of it’s premier collection “Let’s Boogaloo”

After four years in the making finally a new chapter of Record Kicks' premier collection "Let's Boogaloo" sees the light. This time legendary compiler Dean Rudland, who is responsible of dozens of wicked compilations on BGP, Kent and Blue Note, digs deep

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October 31, 2011

Claudio Passavanti aka Sunlightsquare unleashes his enormous new album …

Label head honcho and all round music don Claudio Passavanti unleashes his enormous new album, "Britannia Shing-A-Ling". Recorded live at Studio Miloco Studios, London, Claudio enlisted 25 musicians and vocalists to take part in this phenomenal album proj

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March 14, 2011

Various – Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero Group)

Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-'70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago's west side, these th

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June 10, 2010

Gilles Peterson presents the best of modern Cuban urban music …

It was two years ago that Gilles visited Cuba for the first time on a reconnaissance mission to check out the new generation of Havana-based artists. Suitably impressed, he was back within the year for a 5-day session at the legendary Egrem Studios with R

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April 29, 2010

Soundway’s Miles Cleret presents a collection of his favourite tracks …

Compiled by Soundway's Miles Cleret, "Afro Tropical Soundz Volume 1" features eleven of his favourite tracks, all taken from various albums he's compiled, co-compiled and released since the label began in 2002. A must for fans and new comers alike, it's a

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April 12, 2010

Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto

Nestled between the Caribbean and the Rio Magdalena lies the city of Barranquilla. Hailed by locals as Colombia's 'Puerto de Oro' (Golden Gate), Barranquilla has served as a gateway for 'Caribbean Tropical Sounds' for almost a century. Home to the country

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March 25, 2010

Analog Africa presents a compilation of tracks by legendary accordionist Anibal Velasquez …

Having built its reputation on releasing long-forgotten gems from 1970s Africa, especially Benin (including two releases by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou), Analog Africa is moving its focus to another continent altogether for release number 7: "Mambo L

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March 11, 2010

Anibal Velasquez

Nestled between the Caribbean and the Rio Magdalena lies the city of Barranquilla. Hailed by locals as Colombia's 'Puerto de Oro' (Golden Gate), Barranquilla has served as a gateway for 'Caribbean Tropical Sounds' for almost a century. Home to the country

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November 3, 2009

“Panama! 3” – from soul to calypso via the port of Colon …

"Panama! 3" is the latest edition of the much lauded and heavily championed "Panama!" compilation sreies and continues to explore the extraordinary dimensions of Panamanian music during the 1960s and 70s. Set for release in November 2009, "Panama! 3" digs

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August 10, 2009

Ricardo Marrero & The Group – A Taste (Jazzman)

Just in time for summer here's a mouth-watering taste of super latin soul! With the ingredients ranging from spicy hot funk to cool refreshing salsa, Ricardo Marrero's "A Taste" sets the scene for an exciting summer awash with soulful latin rhythms over a

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July 9, 2009

Triorganico’s debut fills a deep void in modern music …

A Southern Californian garage-band influenced by music of the Latin American diaspora? Forty years ago that might have described a psych outfit, or an ensemble that emulated Santana. In 2009 it describes a wondrous little combo who has returned to Latin j

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June 22, 2009

Panama! 2

Soundway Records presents "Panama! 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus, 1967-77" showcasing the unique tropical music created in Panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and '70s. This is one of the sure-fire summer sou

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June 3, 2009

Soundway Records presents the second volume of “Panama!” …

Soundway Records presents "Panama! 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus, 1967-77" showcasing the unique tropical music created in Panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and '70s. This is one of the sure-fire summer sou

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June 3, 2009

High quality reissue of one of the rarest funky latin soul records of all time …

Just in time for summer here's a mouth-watering taste of super latin soul! With the ingredients ranging from spicy hot funk to cool refreshing salsa, Ricardo Marrero's "A Taste" sets the scene for an exciting summer awash with soulful latin rhythms over a

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