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Flamenco in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVP7NABFyBk&feature=youtu.be Above is my daughter, Emily, performing yesterday. The guitarist is Basilio Georges, who Directs Flamenco Latino. They -- and many other talented...
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The Texas Tornados and Conjunto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tXhAYl173U The Texas Tornados are one of the most important bands in the history of Tex-Mex (aka Tejano or conjunto) music. The band consisted of Freddy Fender ("Before the...
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Happy Birthday, Mongo Santamaria

https://youtu.be/W3MA6QuB07s The Cuban musician, who Wikipedia refers to as a "rumba quinto master," would have turned 95 years old today. Here is more about Santamaria, who was born in Cuba, from the...
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Sílvia Pérez Cruz: “Veinte años”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eqJAAi1kE8 HT: Emily W. Sílvia Pérez Cruz is a Spanish singer who my daughter likes very much. Indeed, the photo for this post (which is somewhere on the home page) is...
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Jack Grace Has a Problem With His Local DJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrp8wghfcI8 The Jack Grace Band -- which bills itself as playing "experimental country art rock" -- is a lot of fun. I heard "It Was a Really Bad Year" on WBGO, WFUV or WKCR in...
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New Music: Mauro

The SoundCloud above is "making Love 2 U" It is from Mauro, a Bolivian musician. Here is part of what he says about himself: I started singing and composing music very young, and released my first...