Singer and actress Maria Dolores Pradera was born in Madrid on August 29, 1924. She spent much of her childhood in Chile, her family brought there by her father's business. She began working as an actress on both stage and screen as early as her late teens. Her first major works were the films Yo No Ne Caso in 1944 and Los Habitantes de la Casa Deshabitada in 1946. It was while working on Los Habitantes that Pradera met Fernando Fernan Gómez, whom she would marry in 1947. From there she would perform in various theaters in Spain, France, and Mexico, collaborating with the most important directors of the day.
Move over Valdes's and Rubalcaba's. There's a new royal family of Cuban musicians in the works. Here's a stunning Latin jazz release by Cuban pianist extraordinaire Harold Lopez-Nussa, nephew of acclaimed pianist Ernan Lopez-Nussa. Lopez-Nussa performs material from Jobim, Miguel Matamoros, Pablo Milanes, Santiago Felu, Cesar Portillo, Silvio Rodriguez, Cervantes and others. With Ruy Adrian Lopez-Nussa (a brother), Nestor G. Del Prado Fernandez, Yandy Martinez Gonzalez, guests Ernan Lopez-Nussa, Yaroldy Abreu and many others.
New version of the Paco de Lucía Integral, 27 CDs his complete work remastered. "Cositas Buenas", his last album, comes as a new in this new Integral. Now in a new economic format. This collection is a unique tour of the work of Paco de Lucia from 1964 to 2004. Following in the trail he left on his three albums recorded with Ricardo Modrego, Paco de Lucía here starts a series of four albums with shared characteristics, now alongside his older brother Ramón de Algeciras. Here he returns to the Flamenco percussion of the zapateado (foot stamping) of the bailaor Antonio Valdepeñas, and the castanets and claps of Antoñita Imperio and Pilar la Cubanita.