Tag Archives: Cuba

Preview: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba @ Barbican (London, 23rd February 2017)

Preview: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba @ Barbican (London, 23rd February 2017)

The relation between ¡COMO NO! and Cuban dancers and choreographers started back in 2000. Since then, the London-based Latin American culture promoters have always been keen to present and bring Cuban companies to the UK, constantly presenting original and successful shows. The same will happen late this February… Forget about...
Your ticket to… Salsa

Your ticket to… Salsa

In 1970s New York salsa emerged, conquering the world in just a few decades. Caribbean migrants (mainly Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban) were at the heart of the Latin community, bringing musical styles such as cha cha chá, son, guaracha, mambo, bolero, plena, bomba and even Latin jazz. This breeding...
Interview: Daymé Arocena (April 2016)

Interview: Daymé Arocena (April 2016)

Usually it would be rude to reveal a woman’s age, but there are always exceptions. Especially when it comes to an impressive young musician, composer, arranger and choir director who, at the age of 24, has already released two albums, toured the world, signed for Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings,...
Your ticket to… Bugalú

Your ticket to… Bugalú

Boogaloo (or, more aptly bugalú) is the sound of Puerto Rican and Cuban migration in the U.S. It characterised and described the impact and feelings of Caribbean migrants in New York from the late 1950s till early ‘70s. For this reason, more than a musical mix between the traditional caribeño...