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Miguel Bosé Supports Future Latino Musicians – Tribute Videos

Miguel Bosé demonstrated an unprecedented level of philanthropy by supporting Berklee Latino musicians students through the Latin Grammy Foundation Scholarship. And the Berklee College of Music scholarship recipients expressed their appreciation for Bosé’s support by preparing and releasing musical videos in tribute to the Spaniard icon. I included a couple of music videos below so […]

Latin Music Classics in Bolero

I came across a great article which tells the story of two Latin music Bolero classics, one of which was even performed by the Beatles (and includes the video to prove it). Before I take you to the article the history of the classics “Bésame Mucho” and “Solamente Una Vez”, both written coincidentally in 1941 […]

Ismael Rivera Was a Master of the Clave

October 5th is the birthday of Latin music legend Ismael Rivera “El Sonero Mayor”, just a couple of days after the passing anniversary of his legendary partner, Rafael Cortijo. In my opinion, he became such an influential singer in Latin music because he, and his early musical partner, Rafael Cortijo, did things differently than the rest […]

Salvador Cuevas Was A Salsa Innovator

The great bass player Salvador Cuevas passed this week, not before revolutionizing the way the bass is played in Salsa music. Salvador Cuevas may have not been an inventor, but he was an innovator. He was the first to bring the slaps and funk style that he learned from R&B, Funk, and Jazz music, into […]

Three Ways to Perform “A Mi Manera”

Repeating something is not art. Adding your own twist to something, is creating art. I like each of these versions of the Bolero “A Mi Manera” (My Way) by El Gran Combo, the Puerto Rico All Stars, and Jerry Medina because each has its own art. History of the Bolero “A Mi Manera” (My Way) To […]