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Happy Birthday India, Queen of Salsa AND Freestyle

Today is Linda Caballero’s (aka India‘s) birthday, and this blog is my homage to her musical legacy. Most Latin people will remember her for her long, bilingual musical trajectory. India is Nuyorican through and through. Born in Puerto Rico and raised … Continue reading

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The Era of Salsa is Gone

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my brother’s 50th birthday celebration. A true salsero, he decided to host a gathering of family and friends at an Andy Montañez salsa concert. Andy is the original lead voice of El … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Sadé!

Helen Fọláṣadé Adú (aka Sadé, shah-DAY), the head singer of the British band by the same name, was born on the 16th of January of 1959. I’m posting this blog in celebration of her remarkable musical career and legacy, which now … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: Woodland Aborigines Invent Music and Dance

Grandfather Nietzsche said that he could never worship–or even trust–a god that didn’t dance. Dance implies letting go, losing our inhibitions and releasing tension, being free. We regain our innocence, in some way, when we dance. Because of its trance-inducing powers, music also … Continue reading

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