AFROCUBA.ORG PRESENTS:

NEWS, ARTISTS AND EVENTS

La Letra del Año 2008

Nota Editorial: Afrocuba.org recopila la Letra del Año de las fuentes citadas, en interés de nuestros lectores. El orden en que aparecen no indica precedencia.

"Lo que hay que desear es que se retiren las aguas, y el pueblo de Cuba encuentre al Pueblo de Cuba, sin importar ese mar que aleja y arrebata."

de un cubano a otro
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LA LETRA DEL AÑO 2012

Asociación Cultural Yoruba de Cuba

LA LETRA DEL AÑO 2012

Comisión Organizadora de la Letra del Año

LA LETRA DEL AÑO 2008

ASOCIACION CULTURAL YORUBA DE CUBA

LA LETRA DEL AÑO 2008
-estamos pidiendo que nos la envíen a webmaster at afrocuba.org, por favor-

La Comisión Organizadora para sacar la letra del Año

 

Juan Calvo Flores

Greetings Beautiful, Talented, People!!

It is with an extremely heavy heart, that I convey this news to you.  Our friend, mentor, teacher, brother, leader, Juan (Juanito) Calvo Flores, has made his Transition from this plane (aiye) to the next (orun).  Juanito passed on, October 24 afternoon, in his home in Lynwood, California. 

We have all been blessed in many ways by this Brother, we learned drumming, clave and percussion, songs, dance, rituals, a better way to dress and enjoyed countless other positive experiences with him.  We who are left behind here now have the responsibility to keep his name, his memory and his legacy alive, through our efforts to become better dancers, drummers, singers, percussionists, "fashionistas" and better people.

I will keep us all updated as to the wake, funeral arrangements, memorial celebrations, drummings etc that will be held for Juanito and we are ALL expected to come and participate and sing/dance/play as a living testimony to all the gifts that we have received from this Brother, Obatala Priest, Tata Nkisi, and Man!!

I am really saddened today to have lost the presence of my friend and brother and I can't imagine singing at a toque/bembe and not seeing Juanito sitting behind me playing like NO ONE ELSE CAN/COULD.

Let's hold on to each other more now and going forward.  I will miss my Brother, my Friend, my Teacher.  I know he has gone Home to be with his Family, and some of Our Families, let us all pray for Juan and wish him a swift journey to the Light, and let's pray that our Ancestors receive him and thank him for all he has done for us here.

Juanito, Rest in Peace, Walk Towards The Light and Sit at the Feet of God!!

 

Ibae, Ibae T'Onu!!

 

RIP: Juan Calvo Flores. Funeral at St Mathieu’s Church, November 6th, 2007 – 10 AM, 3095 E. Florence in Huntington Park

VIEWING: November 5th, 2007 – 4 to 9 PM at 6357 Seville in Huntington Park ( cross street is Gate).

AfroCuba.org

 

Public Release
For inmediate release

LATIN JAZZ ARTIST BOBBY MATOS LEADS DOUBLE LIFE

photo of Bobby Matos by Helene Barbara

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CUBANS IN HOLLYWOOD

The Old Man and the Sea

LA LETRA DEL AÑO 2006

Nota Editorial: Afrocuba.org recopila la Letra del Año de las fuentes citadas, en interés de nuestros lectores. El orden en que aparecen no indica precedencia.

"Lo que hay que desear es que se retiren las aguas, y el pueblo de Cuba encuentre al Pueblo de Cuba, sin importar ese mar que aleja y arrebata."

de un cubano a otro
.

LA LETRA DEL AÑO 2006

ASOCIACION CULTURAL YORUBA DE CUBA

LA LETRA DEL AÑO 2006

La Comisión Organizadora para sacar la letra del Año

 

THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY PRESENTS THE
UNIQUE SOUNDS OF TIEMPO LIBRE
OCTOBER 2

Part of the Philharmonic Society’s 2005-2006 Season

Tiempo Libre

COSTA MESA, CA – The Philharmonic Society is pleased to present Tiempo Libre, one of the hottest Miami-based Latin bands today on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 7:00 pm held at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Formed in 2001 by pianist and arranger Jorge Gómez (a graduate from La Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba), the Miami-based group Tiempo Libre has been appealing to aficionados of Latin music through its high-voltage and hard-driven interpretations of distinctive timba originals. Other members include: Jorge Gomez (music director, piano), Joaquin “El Kid” Diaz (lead vocals), Tebelio Fonte (bass), Leandro Gonzalez (congas), Eduardo Quintana (wind controller), Pavel Diaz (trumpet), and Angel Arce (drums). These musicians came together to create a new musical style by fusing their individual talents with a unique mix of jazz, traditional Cuban and Afro-Cuban music.

Tiempo Libre’s first major appearance was at the 2002 Ravinia Festival with Celia Cruz and captivated the crowd of 12,000 that they were invited back to open for Aretha Franklin the next year. Other successful U.S. tour stops have included famous NY Latin clubs like Nell's and La Belle Epoque, and a number of Jazz and Latin music festivals around the world. The Denver Post praised Tiempo Libre as the "top timba group in the United States."

Their latest album "Arroz con Mango" (Shanachie Records) is a powerful display of superior musicianship, increased group cohesiveness, and new material that offers unique insight into the experiences of being Cuban in Miami.

Tickets for Tiempo Libre are $46, $42, $39, $35, $25, and $70 and are available at the Philharmonic Society box office at (949) 553-2422, online at www.PhilharmonicSociety.org and at the Center box office. For more information, call the Philharmonic Society at (949) 553-2422 or visit www.PhilharmonicSociety.org

Contact: Chantel Chen
(949) 553-2422 ext. 231
chantel@philharmonicsociety.org

 

20 de Mayo 1902 - 2005

 

Monumento a José Martí

Monumento a José Martí

Parque de la Libertad

Matanzas, Cuba

Photo by Julio Cesar Serrano

 

Mother Earth Day Celebration in Los Angeles with
Francisco Aguabella in concert
at the XI Annual Eco Maya Festival

http://www.afrocuba.org/News/Newsroom.htm

A rare opportunity to see the legendary drummer Francisco Aguabella performing a two hours outdoor concert with his Afrocuban Ensemble.

When: Next Saturday April 23 from 4 to 6 PM, free to the general public at the XI Eco Maya Festival of Los Angeles.

Where: Los Angeles Eco Village. We are approximately 3 miles west of Downtown on Bimini Place and 1st Street, one block east of Vermont Avenue.

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Francisco Aguabella y las Bendiciones de la Música

Todas las bendiciones de la música afrocubana se pueden descubrir en las calles que corren entre los manantiales de La Marina y las alturas de Simpson, allí nació Francisco Aguabella, en la ciudad de Matanzas, Cuba.
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Momentos bajo la lluvia: Plaza Celia Cruz
Reportaje de Jorge Luis Rodríguez.
Fotos de Rafael Esparza

Momentos bajo la lluvia, durante la dedicación de la Plaza Celia Cruz en Hollywood y la proclamación del 18 de Febrero como Día de Celia Cruz en Los Angeles.

Más... More...

 

 

Afrocuba.org presenta un homenaje póstumo a Lázaro Ross.

 

 

 

Organización Religiosa Yòrùbá Sàngó Aláafin -Ègbé ti Bàáyin

Odú del Año 2005

 

Letra del Año 2005

Palo and Lucumi Organization

 

El Patio de Maria en Hollywood

Click here for Program in English

Saturday, March 5, 2005

5 to 7 PM: AJPOP TECUN PROGRAM:

click for Program

Hunab Ku; gathering Quezada-Ventura families:

“El Patio de Maria” 6136 Romaine Street, LA, CA 90038
The oral traditions, the music and the dances from the Mayan community of Los Angeles came from the creation of the Maya, as well as the mathematical mysteries of the Time-Message that the designers-priests left with the Geometric PI Value of 3.146264371 and how it relates to the Decimal System.

“This project is made possible in part by a grant from the CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES as part of its statewide California Stories Initiative. The Council is an independent non-profit organization and a state affiliate of the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES. For more information on the Council and the California Stories Initiative visit www.californiastories.org”


San Francisco Center for the Book
Journey to the Source: Handmade Books from Cuba

Area: Exhibitions
Category: exhibition
From: Mar 4, 2005 to May 6. 2005

10am-5pm
free
300 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA 94103
phone: 415.565.0545


Cuba's Ediciones Vigía has produced a host of fascinating handmade books of high literary value. Alfredo Zaldívar, Matanzas poet and cultural coordinator, founded Vigía in 1985 with the collaboration of graphic designer Rolando Estévez and a dedicated, volunteer staff. Scavenging among scarce resources and recycled materials, they gradually developed a semi-official publishing house. A few years later, in 1988, they created their first book, and, in 1990, they published their first journal, Revista Vigía. Ediciones Vigía's presence today is stronger than ever, and its books continue to reflect a determined spirit and respect for beauty. Assembled by Linda Howe of Wake Forest University, who has worked closely with Vigía on a number of projects, this exhibition is expected to tour widely in the United States. The San Francisco Center for the Book is its first venue.

Maferefún, Pilar Marrero

 

 Afrocuban Anthology Journal - Invierno 2004

 

Se habla español:

AfroCuba.org - 2 de febrero de 2004: Iniciamos hoy un nuevo servicio para nuestros visitantes, que ofrece noticias sobre escritores, libros, eventos literarios, un espacio que esperamos sea visitado por usted. Pase, la puerta está abierta, bienvenidos...

Enter, entre

 

Come feel the music... with your hands!

The STAGE OF THE ARTS'

POWER OF MUSIC

PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
-AUTHENTIC LATIN-AFRO- CUBAN STYLES-

Power of Music

Photo by Derick Ion

Taught by renown bongocero/conguero
-Robertito Melendez-

- Traditional Tumbaos - Guaguanco - Mozambique -
Songo - 6/8 Patterns - Bomba & Plena from Puerto Rico -
Samba - Bossa Nova from Brazil -
The workshop also offers basic bongo and timbals instruction
as well as cowbell, claves, chekere, guiro, maracas and various hand percussion.
If you have a drum, bring it! But if you don't, we may be able to lend you one.

Since 1995 the Power of Music workshops have been inspiring beginners and advanced musicians into the Afro-American paths of the drum. A master-aprentice relationship is created with Robertito and many students keep comming year around. From time to time there are special guest instructors from the local and international scene invited to teach a lesson, from Perico and Bobby Matos to Jesus Alfonso and the Muñequitos. Power of Music is a revival of traditions conmming together in the epicenter of Los Angeles multicultural evolution.

Every Saturday - Only $6.00 per session
Beginners Workshop from noon 'til 1:15 p.m.
Advanced Workshop from 1:30 'til 2:45 p.m.

Ramona Hall Community Center
4580 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042
(across the Street from the Soutwest Museum)

(323) 276-3021

Robertito's Hotline (818) 567-9924

Robertito Melendez

Photo by Derick Ion

 
2005: May - CUBAN FESTIVAL RETURNS TO ECHO PARK

2005: April - ECO Maya Festival

Hunab Ku Program

Francisco Aguabella in concert at ECO Maya Festival

2005: March 4 - May 6: Journey to the Source: Handmade Books from Cuba.

San Francisco Center for the Book

2005: February 18th. - Celia Cruz Day in Los Angeles
2005: Febrero - Lazaro Ros

2005: January 15 - February 19. Hava-SciFi

2004: May - Presencia Cubana en Los Angeles
2004: April - ECO Maya Festival
2004: March 1- 28, 2004. CAMINOS/PATHS
EDDY BELLO-SANDOVAL Exhibition
. Curated by RuthAnne Tarletz

2004: February 2004: Cuban Photography of the Revolution

2004: Febr & March: Ruben Rodriguez: Erotic Art From Cuba

2003, July: Bobi Cespedes in Concert.
December 2002: Afrocuba.org/postcard
Mexican Divas Night Ligth Series 2002. Mexican Divas
2002: "Cuba 100" Aniversario de la República de Cuba

2001: La Rumba Soy Yo

 

 

 

 
 
 
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