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Miguel Bosé; 40 Years in Latin Music Reflected

Spaniard singer Miguel Bosé has enjoyed a truly successful international career, which began in Spain and Italy, continued in Puerto Rico, and then expanded to Europe and Latin America. Born in Panama from parents entertainers (mother was an actress; father was a bullfighter) who had celebrities like Picasso and Hemingway frequently around the house, Miguel […]

Danilo, Miguel, Bobby and the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest

The Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest took place in mid-March and I want to highlight three great artists that participated in the event; Danilo Perez, Miguel Zenón, and Bobby Valentín. Jazz Maestro Danilo Perez I’m glad that this year’s edition of the Heineken Jazz Fest was dedicated to the great Panamanian pianist, arranger, bandleader, and […]

Ruben Blades Amor y Control cover and Josefina Escabi

Amor y Control for Grieving

The loss of my mother this week made me remember the Ruben Blades song that gave title to his 1992 album. “Amor y Control” is a song Blades wrote after his own mother passed away. To this day, it’s an emotional song for him to play, as you can see in this video of his […]

Willie Colon: 50 Years of Salsa Music

Willie Colon launched his 50 Anniversary Tour in Puerto Rico, which made me reflect on the career accomplishments of this Salsa music legend. A mediocre musician per his own admission, Willie Colon became Salsa music star since his teen years by using his superb instincts for taking the pulse of what Latinos in New York […]