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New Swing Sextet “Lo Que Te Traigo”

Some things just get better with age. The venerable New Swing Sextet, founded before most of their current fans were probably even born, is still swinging today, playing with even more salsa, flavor and tightness then ever.

Their new album showcases this with a handful of amazing and diverse tunes that range in style from hard salsa to Latin jazz, boogaloo and cha-cha-cha to salsa romantica and descarga. While the basic formula is classic, the band brings a fresh and honest approach to the album that feels both young and vivacious, so the combination of years of experience and honing their chops actually ironically helps them sound more assured, youthful and hip than many new salsa bands around today!

The title encapsulates this special quality of old and new that makes this band so unique today: what they bring is full of sabor and swing! 

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The New Swing Sextet features:
George Rodriguez on vibes and vocals, leader;
Angel Justiniano on vocals and conga drums and co-leader;
Harry Justiniano on bass and vocals;
Hector Ortiz on bongos and latin percussion;
Jimmy Figueroa on timbales and vocals;
Conal Fowkes on piano;
Orlando Ortiz on lead vocals.

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Abrazos Army – Viva La Revolú

Abrazos Army makes Latin Salsoul sounds fused with hieroglyphic Hip Hop and rebel Rock that revolts.

ABRAZOS is a noun and a verb; a people, a place and an action! It is a cultural community, creative collective, and a musical movement of the people.

Form(ulated) from within the funky flames of an all star arkestra made up of improv insurrectionists, ABRAZOS ARMY consist of singer salsaboteurs, musical militants, rhythm rebels, lyrical liberationists, and other autonomous aesthetic abrazartistas and creative commandos who come together to foment a fiesta for your right to fight!

Like Funkadelic, ABRAZOS ARMY believes that if you “free yo mind, your ass will follow!” Like Bob Marley, we affirm that “music can unify the whole universe;” and like Fela Kuti said (and we agree), “music is the weapon” that we choose to arm ourselves with.

With that credo in our (collective) mind(s), ABRAZOS ARMY endeavors to embrace space and touch time to compose community and decolonize (our) culture … ABRAZOS ARMY is a révolu you can dance to!!!

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Timba Republic

A Sovereign State of Music

Yoruba Andabo

Yoruba Andabo is a Cuban band performing original sacred African music Yoruba Andabo es una banda cubana interpretando música africana sagrada originales.

ARChive of Contemporary Music, or "Would You Take My Mind Out for a Walk"

... formerly: Musica Joyaria!; the Supine View; and The Blogoschmeer


Afro Puerto Rican music band

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