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  • asombra: So you think Cardinal Ortega, who called us “gusanera,” got the message when he heard that psalm at mass? I...

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  • asombra: Fidel cheese should be like blue cheese, but with black mold in it, and called “Bola de Churre.”

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Porno Para Ricardo – Pre Antecedentes Penales

New (new to me, at least) song from Porno Para Ricardo. Enjoy.

Latin Jazz Conversations: Paquito D’Rivera

Check out this interview with the great Paquito D' Rivera,  Part 1 and Part 2 at  The Latin Jazz Corner. Here's a sample: LJC: You guys put together Irakere with members of the Orquesta; how did the idea for Irakere come about? PDR: It was Chucho, Emilio, Carlos, and Oscar Valdes, the singer/percussionist - they […]

Francisco Aguabella Benefit Tomorrow

If you're in Southern California, don't miss this: Tuesday, March  9 8P-1A A special benefit tribute to the legendary Franciso Aguabella Featuring the Banda Bros & Friends Friends Scheduled to Appear: Sheila E Poncho Sanchez Alex Acuna Justo Almario Sal Cracchiolo Danilo Lozano Jose "Papo" Rodriguez Charles Owens John Clayton Charlie Atwell Nengue Hernandez Oscar Brashear […]

Tribute Concert to Olga Diaz A Success

Well friends, it's been exhausting, but you can add Producer to my many titles. It was an exhausting endeavor, but the tribute concert to my mother, Olga Diaz, which was held yesterday afternoon at the Roca Theater turned out a success. Those that made it, even with the rain, were treated to a three hour […]

Tribute Concert for Olga Diaz to Benefit Regis House

This is crunch time folks. Tomorrow Saturday at 3:30pm, a concert to pay tribute to my mother, the great Cuban Pianist, Olga Diaz, to benefit Regis House. It's a great cause and all proceeds go to the charity. In return you will experience an afternoon of the most amazing music from Cuba and the Americas. […]

Cigar Mike on Radio Mambi at 9:30am to Promote May 30 Benefit Concert in Homage to Olga Diaz to Benefit Regis House

My mother Olga Diaz Pancier who left Cuba at age 21, spent over a half century entertaining the people of South Florida, and Latin America with her piano. Before she passed away last December 27, 2008, she had been scheduled to perform a benefit concert for Regis House in Miami, an excellent faith based organization […]