More Cuban grooves…Los Van Van

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I came across this little video while looking up things on the Juan Pablo Torres post last week, it’s a pretty awesome in studio footage of Cuba’s Orchestra Los Van Van or simply… Continue reading

Tumbao Ep from The Whiskey Barons

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Bstrd Boots has just released this bumpin 12″ EP featuring 4 quality latin reworks by Boston’s dj/producer duo The Whiskey Barons. The  label, a side project from the  Bastard Jazz label, first caught… Continue reading

Pan Caliente desde Cuba

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*** “Pan Caliente” “Que Sabroso Majarete” “Cajon Opus 1” Juan Pablo Torres is one of Cuba’s originals. Trombone player, composer, arranger, producer, a complete artist in every sense of the word, he began… Continue reading

Miguel y el comite…candombe rock from Uruguay

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No Va Mas (ya) *** Here’s a little  track off this really great reissue by Lion Productions of yet another obscure Uruaguayan band that these guys have helped  new ears hear once again.… Continue reading

Anibal Velasquez Mystery Lp…

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***** “Sabor a Costa” Mystery Track “Melao” Mystery Track “Chunga” Mystery Track “Compa” Here’s a batch of tasty Colombian treats that I stumbled upon by chance and that for a while had me… Continue reading

La Onda Chicana:Tejano Edition

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Here’s a little trio of funky covers  from the Lone Star state. First up is an obscure little record that features a wicked little version of The Beginning of the End’s funky hit … Continue reading

(((Sonorama Podcast))) Afro-Latin Roots

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Listen/Download: Sonorama Podcast 19 Hey everyone, happy new year, we’re back for 2011 ready and excited to explore and share with you some more great music with you this new year. So we’re… Continue reading

Tropical heat with Federico y su Combo Latino!!!

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“Federico Boogaloo” (decarga boogaloo) “Guajira Boogaloo” (guajira) “El Sabroson” (guaracha) “Todo el Mundo” (boogaloo) “Me Falto Estar Mosca”  (guaracha) Here’s a plateful of tropical bangers from one of Venezuela’s heavyweights of tropical music,… Continue reading

Sola “Un Muneco de Madera”

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“Tabu, Tabu” “La Ultima Palabra“ “Oye Mama, Oye Papa” Here’s a little record by Sola, released in 1973 on RCA Mexico. I couldn’t find much on her mucical career, the notes tell the… Continue reading

Sonorama’s presents: Exitos del 2010

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So the year’s end is upon us so we’ve put our heads together to come up with a little review of some of the tracks and releases that kept our ear drums busy… Continue reading