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Broadcast Tribute to Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro San Francisco, Sept. 13-16

16 Sep

Direct from Cuba: Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro
with special guest, Chocolate Armenteros
This Week at   Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco – September 13-16th

    www.Yoshis.com


Radio Cuba Canta presents a tribute to the great Cuban musical institution, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro!

Host and Cuban music historian Emiliano Echeverria is joined by Luis Medina of KPFA’s Con Sabor to present a special interview with members of Septeto Nacional, discussing the group’s history since its formation in 1927, and its original founder, Ignacio Piñero.

Septeto Nacional was finally allowed to enter the United States and bring their classic Cuban son to enthusiastic audiences in New York, Miami and California. Their performances at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco quickly sold out. Other performances have been added, but are going fast!

The program also features a jam session recorded in the KPFA Studios with members of el Septeto joined by Bay Area Cuban son-fusion group Pellejo Seco, with special guest Tito Gonzalez.

‘Radio Cuba Canta’ broadcasts Saturday 9pm Pacific in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California (12 midnight Eastern). For more information about the upcoming program and others, visit: RadioCubaCanta.blogspot.com

Produced and hosted by Emiliano Echeverria
Associate producer & broadcast operator: Clay “C-Tone” Leander
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

KPFA 94.1 FM – San Francisco Bay Area

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Articles about Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro U.S. tour:

San Francisco Chronicle:
Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro at Yoshi’s

New York Times:
Cuban Musical Pioneers Celebrate an Island’s Soul

Opening Arms and Ears to Cuban Music

Miami Herald Blog:
Septeto Nacional play Hoy Como Ayer; music, family, no drama.

San Jose Mercury News:
Havana dance-music band Septeto Nacional makes first U.S. visit in 76 years

 
 

Radio Cuba Canta – Recent Broadcasts

07 Sep


LISTEN to previous broadcasts & specials of Radio Cuba Canta with Cuban music historian
Emiliano Echeverria from his collection of rare and vintage Cuban music recordings:

Broadcast Tribute to Orquesta Aragon
Listen NOW:   Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, July 24, 2010

90th Birthday Tribute to Benny Moré
Listen NOW:   Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, August 29, 2009

Broadcast Tribute to Francisco Aguabella
Listen NOW:   Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, June 26, 2010

Broadcast Tribute to Graciela Perez: 1915-2010
Listen NOW:   Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mujeres de la musica cubana / Women of Cuban Music
Listen NOW:   Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tribute to Ricardo Abreu – aka Papin of Los Papines
Listen NOW:   Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tributo a Joe Cuba and ‘Cachaito’ Lopez
Listen NOW:   Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, February 28, 2009

Produced and hosted by Emiliano Echeverria
Associate producer & broadcast operator: Clay “C’Ton” Leander
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

Radio Cuba Canta broadcasts LIVE on last Saturday each month:
  9 pm PST – San Francisco Bay Area
12 midnight EST – NY/Miami/San Juan PR/ y la Habana, Cuba
KPFA 94.1 FM – in Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno

KPFA FM live on the web at:
www.kpfa.org

 
 

¡Feliz cumpleaños a Arsenio Rodríguez! Radio Cuba Canta – con Emiliano Echeverria

31 Aug

August 30th: Radio Cuba Canta celebrates the Birthday of the “Father of Salsa”, Timba, y el Son Montuno, El Ciego Maravilloso“, Arsenio Rodríguez!

Broadcast veteran and Cuban music historian Emiliano Echeverria presents gems from his rare and vintage collection of Arsenio’s recordings throughout his career from Cuba to the United States.

Produced and hosted by Emiliano Echeverria
Associate producer & broadcast operator: Clay Leander – aka “CTone
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

Original Broadcast: December 26, 2009
KPFA 94.1 FM – San Francisco Bay & Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno

Listen NOW:
Radio Cuba Canta – December 26, 2009

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta – December 26, 2009

More program info:
http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=14315

 
 

28 August 2010 – Radio Cuba Canta con Emiliano Echeverria – KPFA FM

28 Aug

Tonight’s edition of Radio Cuba Canta will start with a mix of great conjuntos, followed by the Community Music Calendar at 9:30pm of upcoming events around the SF Bay.

At the second hour of the program will include a tribute to the great Cuban “Jazz Bands, including music from Los Hermanos Castro, Benny More y su Orquesta Gigante, Julio Cueva, Casino de la Playa, Orquesta Riverside, y mas! The last half hour of the program will conclude with a mix of contemporary Cuban music from today.

Heard on KPFA FM in the SF Bay Area and on the Web at www.kpfa.org.

Produced and hosted by Emiliano Echeverria
Associate producer & broadcast operator: Clay “C-Tone” Leander
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

Live Broadcast: Saturday – August 28, 2010
9 pm PST – San Francisco Bay Area
12 midnight EST – NY/Miami/San Juan PR/ y la Habana, Cuba
KPFA 94.1 FM – in Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno

Audio Archive (available after live broadcast)

Listen:
Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta– Saturday, August 28, 2010

KPFA FM live on the web at:
www.kpfa.org

more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/show/48247

Radio Cuba Canta broadcasts monthly on KPFA-FM during Con Sabor, a weekly program featuring the best in Salsa, Latin Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music hosted by executive producer Luis Medina.

 
 

Radio Cuba Canta – KPFA FMNext Broadcast: August 28, 2010

24 Aug

Join  Emiliano Echeverria on Saturday August 28 for his next broadcast of Radio Cuba Canta on KPFA FM, bringing you the BEST Cuban Music that you can’t get enough of!

Nex Broadcast: Saturday – August 28, 2010
9 pm PST – San Francisco Bay Area
12 midnight EST – NY/Miami/San Juan PR/ y la Habana, Cuba
KPFA 94.1 FM – in Northern California

KPFA live on the web at: www.kpfa.org

 


From The Radio Cuba Canta Archives:

On August 24th, Radio Cuba Canta commemorates the Birthday of “El Barbaro del Ritmo”, Benny Moré!.   Listen! [link]


Broadcast veteran and Cuban music historian Emiliano Echeverria presents his rare and vintage collection of Benny Moré, from his earliest recordings with the Conjunto Matamoros in 1945 to his final recording made in his home a few weeks before his death in 1963.

We feature Benny with popular orchestras of the late 40s and early 50s in Mexico and Cuba, including Rafael de Paz, Mariano Mercerón, Conjunto Humberto Cane, Ernesto Duarte, and, of course, Damaso Perez Prado. Hear Benny’s Banda Gigante in both studio and live settings, as well as seldom heard recordings from early in Benny Moré’s career.

Produced and hosted by Emiliano Echeverria
Associate producer & broadcast operator: Clay “C-Tone” Leander
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

Original Broadcast:
Saturday August 29, 2009 – 9pm Pacific
    (12 Midnight Eastern)
KPFA 94.1 FM – San Francisco Bay & Northern California –
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno
Live on the web at: www.kpfa.org

Listen NOW:
Radio Cuba Canta– Saturday, – August 29, 2009

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Radio Cuba Canta – Saturday, – August 29, 2009

More program info:
http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=14315

 
 

Interview con David Calzado; Charanga Habanera en San Francisco

20 Aug



Luis Medina of KPFA FM’s Con Sabor presents an exclusive interview with David Calzado, bandleader of Charanga Habanera regarding their musical journey from Cuba to the world; and of their new US tour including the upcoming live performance in San Francisco.

The program will feature music from Charanga Habanera, along with other great new releases, as well as a Ticket Giveaway to Charanga Habanera, and other performances.

‘Con Sabor’ broadcasts Saturday 9pm Pacific in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California (12 midnight Eastern). For more information about the upcoming program and others, visit: www.kpfa.org

Con Sabor is produced and hosted by Luis Medina

Live Broadcast:
Saturday December 19, 2009 – 9pm Pacific
    (12 Midnight Eastern)
KPFA 94.1 FM – San Francisco Bay & Northern California –
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno

Listen NOW:
Con Sabor – December 19, 2009

Mp3 Playback:
(iTunes/ WinAmp/ Windows Media)
Con Sabor – Saturday, December 19, 2009

Articles and videos featuring Charanga Habanera and their U.S. tour:

CNN: “Cuba Music Exchange“:
Feature segment on Charanga Habanera 2009 US Tour:
CNN.com/video/

Clip of Charanga Habanera from the feature film “Popular!
More info: www.popular-documentary.com
(Courtesy of Jennifer Paz, Producer)

 
 

CON SABOR: Entrevista con Rafael Lay, Jr. Orquesta Aragon at Zellerbach – Aug.13

08 Aug

Luis Medina returns this week to the KPFA airwaves with Con Sabor, presenting an exclusive interview with Rafael Lay Jr., bandleader of Orquesta Aragon on their new US tour and the upcoming live performance in the San Francisco Bay area at Zellerbach Hall. The program will feature music from Orquesta Aragon, along with tickets to the concert on August 13th.

Luis will also play new music with his report from the Tempo Latino festival in France [link] including interviews with musicians of Spain’s La Sucursal S.A, Calambucoo of Columbia, and veteran salsa singer Herman Olivera on the Temp Latino festival and the new salsa dura supergroup,Jimmy Bosch y su Amigos.

‘Con Sabor’ broadcasts Saturday 9pm Pacific in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California (12 midnight Eastern). For more information about Con Sabor and other programs, visit: www.kpfa.org

Con Sabor is produced and hosted by Luis Medina

Live Broadcast: Saturday – August 7, 2010
9 pm PST – San Francisco Bay Area
KPFA 94.1 FM – in Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno

Audio Archive (available after live broadcast)

Listen:
Con Sabor– Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Con Sabor– Saturday, August 7, 2010

KPFA FM live on the web at:
www.kpfa.org

more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=55

Con Sabor broadcasts Saturday nights on KPFA-FM, featuring the best in Salsa, Latin Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music hosted by executive producer Luis Medina.

 
 

24 July 2010 – Cuba Canta con Emiliano Echeverria – KPFA FM

25 Jul

This month’s Radio Cuba Canta presents our special mix of Afro-Cuban music seasoned with a tribute to Orquesta Aragon; including rare airchecks from Cuba in anticipation of their visit here next month. Also there will be ticket givaways and, in addition, our Community Music Calandar is permenently moved to 9:30 (12:30) starting with this program. Heard on KPFA FM in the SF Bay Area and on the Web at www.kpfa.org.

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria

Live Broadcast: Saturday – July 24, 2010
9 pm PST – San Francisco Bay Area
12 midnight EST – NY/Miami/San Juan PR/ y la Habana, Cuba
KPFA 94.1 FM – in Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno

Audio Archive (available after live broadcast)

Listen:
Radio Cuba Canta– Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta– Saturday, July 24, 2010

KPFA FM live on the web at:
www.kpfa.org

more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/show/48247

Radio Cuba Canta broadcasts monthly on KPFA-FM during Con Sabor, a weekly program featuring the best in Salsa, Latin Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music hosted by executive producer Luis Medina.

 
 

Tonite: 31 July 2010 – Cuba Canta con Emiliano Echeverria – KPFA FM

24 Jul

This week, Radio Cuba Canta offers a special broadcast during KPFA’s summer fund drive, including the music of Peruchín, Orquesta Melodias del 40, Casino de la Playa, Nelo Sosa, and Conjunto Matamoros, as well as Cuban Jazz sounds from Chucho Valdez and Irakere, Tata Guines and Walfredo de los Reyes with Ricardo Abreu of Los Papines.

For your support to the station, also offer tickets to the Bay Area appearance of Orquesta Aragon on Friday, August 13th at Zellerbach Hall (at the U.C. Berkeley Campus). Please call and become a member today, or pledge on-line at www.kpfa.org.

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Engineer Clay ‘C-Tone’ Leander at the controls.
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

Live Broadcast: Saturday – July 31, 2010
9 pm PST – San Francisco Bay Area
12 midnight EST – NY/Miami/San Juan PR/ y la Habana, Cuba
KPFA 94.1 FM – in Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM – Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM – Fresno

Audio Archive (available after live broadcast)

Listen:
Radio Cuba Canta– Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mp3 Playback (iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media):
Radio Cuba Canta– Saturday, July 31, 2010

KPFA FM live on the web at:
www.kpfa.org

more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=55

Radio Cuba Canta broadcasts monthly on KPFA-FM during Con Sabor, a weekly program featuring the best in Salsa, Latin Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music hosted by executive producer Luis Medina.

 
 

Direct from Cuba: Orquesta Aragon – San Francisco Bay – 13 August 2010

24 Jul

http://www.AragonAtZellerbach.com

Direct from Cuba
Orquesta Aragón
70th Anniversary celebration

University of California, Berkeley
Zellerbach hall 
August 13, 2010 – friday, 8pm

Come enjoy the 70th Anniversary Celebration of Orquesta Aragón, in their first-ever Zellerbach Hall performance. Founded in 1939, and performing continuously to sold-out audiences worldwide, Orquesta Aragón plays authentic Cuban music with a multi-generational appeal and has recorded over 100 albums. Director Rafael Lay, son of an earlier leader of the group, brings to us the group’s beautiful orchestration, performance excellence, and music styles – from charanga to cha-cha-chá, son fusions and more. This is a timely celebration of seven decades of Cuban music and culture.

Buy Tickets Here

More information:
http://www.AragonAtZellerbach.com


Orquesta Aragon – en VIDEO:

“El Tiki Tiki” – 1964

“Pare Cochero” – 1964

“Baile Descarga Danzon”

“Tema de Orquesta Aragon” (Theme)