La Familia Valera Miranda has been playing traditional Cuban son – the style popularized by the Buena Vista Social Club – for generations. Music is a family affair for these famous musicians. Félix Valera Miranda, founder of the group, sings & plays guitar while his wife Carmen plays maracas. Their sons - Enrique, Raúl & Ernesto - play cuatro (an 8-string guitar tuned in pairs), bass & bongo respectively.
The National Release Date Of Shona Is September 1,2015! New York City, July 30th,2015 - Omaha born and N.Y.C. based bassist Essiet Okon Essiet has set the radio add date of August 31 St. 2015 and the commercial release date of September 1st, 2015 for his amazing debut CD release of Shona on Frances' Space Time Records! To understand the musical diversity of Shona one would need to know about Essiet's background. Essiet's parents moved here from Nigeria, West Africa as his father worked for the US, as well as the Nigerian government and through his youth the family moved often including Europe, Africa and various cities in the US.
Nearly 12 hours of exceptional performances, interviews and educational content are featured on this 4-disc DVD set.
Modern Drummer Festival 2008 includes amazing performances and illuminating interviews from eleven of today's greatest drum artists, and also serves as an incredible educational resource with in-depth insights and exclusive instruction (including a printable, 28-page eBook) from one of the most musically diverse groups of drummers in the Festival's 20-year history.
Cuban music legend, Jesus "Chucho" Valdes is fiery hot and still impacting the jazz world with his diverse musical elements. Riding the new wave in Latin jazz fostered by the pianist's critically acclaimed 3/4le Bele en la Habana on Blue Note in 1998, Valdes reserved enough energy to excite his fans with an exquisite blend of technique and soul on Live. The CD, an infectious, collection of cubop grooves and rhythms, further develops the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz collective Chucho has been pulsating for the past 25 years as musical director of Irakere, the award-winning band he co-founded to play both music styles. "Tumbao," and "Blues a Puerto Rico," feature a variety of moods, melodies, syncopation and the signature solos of Chucho's formidable piano.