Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada
Remy Denecheau, our new presse correspondant of AfroJazz.com´s squatt in Amsterdam, checks out for us the Montreal Jazz festival this summer...
North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands
14, 15, 16 July 2000
Ramon Valle: Friday, July 14, 2000
RAMON VALLE : Since Ramon Valle met Ernestina van de Noort
(Cuba´s dutch part) even before the Martial Solal Jazz Piano Concours in Paris, October 1998, Ramon Valle tours with `Solo Piano´ and his
`Son para Tina´ para `matar el tema´ basically in Netherlands, Germany and Spain. Ramon Valle lives with Ernestina in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Ernestina van de Noort organizes as well the `Cuba Cafe´ Festival this summer
in Amsterdam (check out local agendas) and Tina had been the translator of the Film Festival from Cuba at the Melkweg.
For more information and concert booking in germany, contact Frank Vennewald (Berlin) :
For more information and concert booking in spain, contact Nelson Management (Madrid) :
ORISHAS A lo Cubano
Europe Concert Tour 2000
The Netherlands, Switzerland
LATIN DANCE BEATS - "THE CUBA EDITION"
Los Jovenes Clasicos Del Son (Havana, Cuba), traditionele dansmuziek; Afrekete (Havana), rumba als crossover tussen de Cubaanse son en de moderne dansritmes van Orishas (Havana/Parijs), son met daaraan toegevoegd hiphop en rap. Oyé Listen DJ's en VJ's.
Read more at dutch afro-latin news:
15 July 2000 , Gurten-Festival, Bern, Switzerland, Schweiz
Orishas.Kubanischer Hip Hop aus Paris.
Die neue Generation der lateinamerikanischen Musik. Orishas hat es geschafft, traditionelle kubanische Musik mit zeitgenössischem Hip Hop zu vermengen, um daraus eine, in dieser Art noch nie dagewesene, explosive Ausdrucksform entstehen zu lassen.
Die Kombination von Hip Hop Beats mit Latino-Perkussion, von kräftigen Bläsersätzen mit
Platten-Gescratche, machen die vier Kubaner zu den vielversprechendsten Talenten ihrer Heimatinsel Cuba.
End of 2000, AfroJazz.com will open a new station in Brasil,
in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia.
Massive promotion goes on for Hip Hop and Rap from Cuba and from Brasil...
alternative music from Angrrr! and Macario very soon, eastern european artists...
AfroJazz.com opened a brand new station in Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
For dutch / european artists please sent any promotion material via snail mail to:
NL - 1016 PA Amsterdam
Check live performing instore ( Dj´s, Hip Hop, Rap )on saturday afternoons at
1013 GA Amsterdam
Producer/Director Muhammida El Muhajir explores Hip Hop scene
in Cuba in her documentary Hip Hop & Global Pop Culture.
Contact: Sun in Leo Entertainment, New York
Music from Surinam , Aruba, Dutch Antilles ...coming next...
Contact Amsterdam radio reporter Mavis Klaverweide at:
Workshop & Concert Bayuba Cante
on Sunday 2nd of April 2000 at Crea and PARADISO, Amsterdam
This comming sunday, BIMAC world music productions organizes a workshop Afro-Cuban vocals and Dance;
Teachers Leoni Santander (vocals) and Martha Galarraga (dance) will present a program of Yoruba and Arara derived
singing and dancing....of Course accompanied by life Bata drumming.
Workshop starts at: 12:00 to 16:00. There is video and catering.
At night the workshop participants will give a little informal presentation in PARADISO
Concert at 4 pm La Vieja Trova Santiaguera
Bayuba Cante will perform a program before travelling to Cuba , with special guest Nils Fischer on percussion.
Contact Bartolo Pype , BIMAC worldmusic productions
Mimi la Sardine is a real cool concert venue in Montpellier, France
This act is yet unsigned !
Andrea Canta is touring spring 2000 in Spain and Mallorca.
Omar's second solo piano CD, entitled "Inside", is released in the U.S. on September 14, 1999 and in Europe on October 1, 1999.
Part three of Omar's "Roots Trilogy" ("Free Roots", "Spirit Of The Roots"), entitled "Thirsty Roots", will be released in 2000.
Omar's new CD "Bembon" was recorded and mixed in Quito, Ecuador during
the summer of 1999. It features musical themes from the Esmeraldas
region of Ecuador, the Lucumi culture of Cuba, and from Afro - American
R&B and hip-hop forms. For the first time, Omar uses a classical string
quartet to unite these elements. "Bembon" features contributions from
Cuban percussion masters Orestes Vilato and Pancho Quinto, and from
Ecuador's Papa Roncon. Also featured from Omar's core quintet are
drummer Elliot Kavee, bassist Geoff Brennan, saxophonist Sheldon Brown,
and the spoken word artistry of Will Power.
Omar will return to the San Francisco area in May to celebrate the
release of "Bembon" with three Record Release Parties:
Friday, May 19, 2000
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Saturday, May 20, 2000
Great American Music Hall
Sunday, May 21, 2000
La Pena Cultural Center
Contact Omar's Manager and Producer Scott Price
AMENAZA finally came out on EMI under the name
ORISHAS , A Lo Cubano...
DAFNIS PRIETO on tour with Jane Bunnett and Hilario Duran
For more information, contact Maurice Hogue in Canada:
Musique Info Hebdo, Nr 85
- CD La Culebra with AMENAZA
- The recording of two members of AMENAZA finally came out on EMI under the name ORISHAS , A Lo Cubano...
JAZZ MUSIQUES PRODUCTIONS, France
AKOSH S. UNIT Akosh Szelevenyi , born in Debrecen, Hongrie, 1966
Musicians : Philippe Foch, Bernard Malandain, Joe Doherty
On summer tour in Europe :
DIEGO PELAEZ (Venezuela)
CARLOS MAZA PIANO SOLO (Chile/Cuba)
NG LA BANDA (Cuba)
SON DAMAS DE CUBA (Cuba)
BASTER (Reunion Island)
Erick ASSANI - Management - La Réunion
Africa Tour 1999:
BAMBOLEO - SUMMER 1999 US TOUR SCHEDULE
August 12 , Santa Monica, CA, Twilight Series at the Pier
August 19, 20 , Los Angeles, CA, Conga Room
August 21, 22 , Oakland, CA, Yoshis
MARACA Orlando Valle Y Otra Vision
- US - Summer Tour 1999
- AhiNama / Yambu Productions
Jessica Y. Hernandez, Maraca's US tour manager
- European - Summer Tour 1999
- Austria, Spain, France
- August 12, Jazz Festival, LA GRANDE MOTTE , France
August 14, Festival ST FLORENT, Corsica/Corse
- October 16, Festival ' Fiesta des sud', MARSEILLE
October 19, JVC Jazz Festival ,Paris, France
October 22, Jazz Festival, PERPIGNAN
October 24, Jazz Festival ' Au fil de l'Oise'
FELIPE CABRERA : Felipe Cabrera finished his recording in Havana together with pianist Roberto Fonseca at the Silivio Rodriguez ` Abdala ` Studio for his record `made in animas´.
Felipe is as well on tour with Orland Poleo in Europe.
On tour with Jeff Gardner (Piano) and Julio Barreto (Drums) for the promotion of the album `Noches Habaneras´.