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The Sauce

To speak of salsa (musically speaking), we must take into account many factors while being very careful not to say stupid things. We must be well documented in the case. For me, a musician dedicated to these needs, and more than 30 years, also is a bit difficult to talk about this issue. Just because you have interpreted this a genero musical countless times, it means to be an expert on the subject, nor pretend that. But yes, we can document a little, and try to understand the matter, what if it is clear, and it is true that the song a old cowboy is not a sauce, as told me in an opportunity, a deliberateness client (where I worked in the orchestra) a To write about this, I refer to the expert in the subject. And for this I transcribe an excerpt from an interview he did on one occasion to Tito Puente. Latin music legend, Tito Puente, (which alone rest) excellent musician specialist Latin Jazz a says, and reads as follows: Interviewer: I believe that you do not like, the definition given to salsa music and salsa? how is it defined? Tito: a Salsa not a musical term.

The sauce is eaten, spaghetti sauce, hot sauce. The sauce can be heard, do not dance, but they call the music we’ve been playing for many years a the celery Interviewer: you, as defined? Tito: a The salsa, I eat Interviewer: a music you make, as defined? Tito: a Mambo, son, etc. to To define exactly, Latin rhythms, we should make a thorough and rigorous research. Work that would lead us to find out exactly what time it is born every one of them. In my opinion, the salsa was born in rhythm 1970, and I say this from experience. The sauce as definite rhythm is created by Willy Colon and Hector Lavoe.

But beware, you have to take into account a particular detail, and this detail, brilliantly exposes Jhonny Pacheco (another of the musicians, managers of the Latin beat), in an interview. Johnny Pacheco: a The salsa, is and always has been, Cuban music. The thing is we were an influence in New York, Cuban music, the arrangements were a little more aggressive. But the name of wine sauce, because thick to travel throughout Europe, in foreign countries such as Japan and Africa, where no one spoke Spanish language. And not to confuse people with what was a son that put all tropical music under one roof, and we put salsa. Not only that, but as those involved in the orchestra, were of different nationalities and to make a sauce You need different seasonings, then it also helped us to put to the music we were playing, a salsa . After hearing this explanation, one of the great exponents of a the celery , we can clearly understand what happened. The musical rhythms tend to merge at some point. This happened to Carlos Santana, when fused rock with Latin music. And (why not say) in our area, happened to The Chaps ; merged with a change, and was born a Chicana . But what happened with the sauce, was something quite spectacular mixed all tropical Latin rhythms. Well, then let us enjoy this pace that has enthralled and will captivate many generations, and start dancing.

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October 28th

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Overview of Juan Pablo Mejia’s Rock Music Ballads

The bleeding edge of the rock and roll ballad that Juan Pablo Mejia sings for Gladys Mendia is amazing. one rarely witness the union of diverse talents in one person: the case of Juan Pablo Mejia (Lima, 1982), voice poetic today from Peru, who heads while both the magazine creation of the Turtle Rider, and Parachute Publishing, concerning two essential and required if you want to know the literary scene of this beloved country new American. Coupled with this is highlighted as organizing various competitions, meetings, and concerts with the Group literary Cultural Voices Knot. ” His book The Ballad of singing stone has been published in 2009 by renowned Dragostea Publishing Group, under the care of the writer Jorge Alejandro Vargas Prado and presented in the already recognized International Poetry Festival Open Air in its third year. I go into this collection with the intuition to sense the subtle harmony of sounds that suggested the title. I’m not mistaken, each poem is a song of stone / the female bird, the night, fire; My song: heart phallic god who covers the metal of your hands with guilt and desire. The eroticism of words wrapped in images of nature in its aspect of mystery to unravel, combine with hair, eyes, voices, hearts, hands.

… The body of a woman who keeps the hidden forms of nature, has the fierce beauty geometry is an unassailable fact. I’ve always known that the stones are letters to read. Feeling the verses of this book, I’ve known her song, the melody of secrets, wise and ancient incantations brought to light by Mejia: identified with the static, with the rest energy, feeling stone, a stone that reveals “beautiful crimes, “a stone from his” heart music “named Hope, a slow and gentle hope through the” time decrypts everything. ” and his voice well sprout his last words to encourage them and the bowl of his voice will sing their names promise only an unpronounceable name in the light of this stone that sings. The creative reality is based on the flow of opposites, polarities that exchange of places, the poet crosses this line from the universal unconscious to the conscious universal and flowers this stone that sings her bleeding on fire, just what I absorbed with the perplexity of fascination in each verse. Juan Pablo Mejia (Lima, 1982) Social Communications at the National University Mayor of San Marcos. Created edits the magazine “The Rider of the Turtle” and stamped “Parachute Publishing.

Organized contests, literary and poetry readings along with Group Cultural Voices Knot,” which is a part. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and Literature blogs, as well as group shows Nudo (2007), Typos Box (2007) and Four (2009). anthologized in Poetry Peru S. XXI: 60 Contemporary Peruvian Poets (2007).

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October 27th

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Fats Domino And Elvis Presley

This music was Rock & Roll. It was musical genre which initially was largely accepted by the black community. then,on the other part of the ocean, in Liverpool, there were a couple of young people who were eager to listen to those records. It was not easy, as Harrison says in the Anthology vol.1: “try and listen to the album of the moment, but neither could get a cup of sugar, imagine a rock album.” But the truth is that in one way or another they succeeded. By then the main influences for boys was black music that came from the southern United States. John and George felt a predilection for artists who came from the school of Blues, Chuck Berry and Little Richard to name a few. Paul had preferences of white music artists like Bill Haley & His Comets “with much influence from jazz and country. Fats Domino also ranks as one of their favorite artists.

A few years later, an unprecedented event in their lives would merge with the white black music, this is Elvis Presley. McCartney was referring to this historic moment: I remember being in school when I was little, I saw a picture of Elvis in one of the musicals … was an advertisement of “Heartbreak Hotel”, the view I thought was very attractive, seemed prefect. At that moment I thought, here it is, we expected the Messiah has come. On the other hand John was referring to the same event: “When I was 16 was the singer Elvis fashion, a kind of long hair slicked ass moving and singing “Hound Dog”, “That’s all right mama” and all those hits from his best time.

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October 17th

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Did You Know ?

Did you know? In my capacity as a professional musician with over 30 years experience, I want to comment on some aspects of today’s bands. These aspects may or may not be aware of the common people; musical aspects that are shared openly. I once interviewed a member of “Grupo 5” when they had labor problems in the musical group. In a separate interview that member, he said, who once played them share the stage with “El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico” was found that the members of this orchestra (Combo), were well paid and best treated by her director that his companions of the “Group 5”. He did not realize that there is a tremendous difference between these two groups. First, the audience appreciating the performances of “El Gran Combo”, you can recognize every one of its members. In both presentations, as in the videos, we can recognize: the trumpeter, bassist, the drummer, the conguero, etc. They are the same.

Which does not happen with the “Group 5” and “Brothers Yaipen” of these groups can only acknowledge its directors and singers sometimes. The other members are optional, vary in each presentation, both live and in videos. Something more interesting to mention is that the members of the “Gran Combo” is they themselves who record their albums. In our record, there are specialists in recording, and to leave more precise recordings require the participation of these skilled musicians. This is surely the case with the “Group 5” and the “Brothers Yaipen” but not, (also in complete safety and not to vary from genre), with “Agua Marina”, “Harmony 10” and others not memory. With the great majority occur foregoing. Doing a bit of history in our popular music and the future of this genre, we can make a brief chronology: The Peruvian cumbia is born with “The Flashes “by Enrique Delgado (three guitars,” first, second, under “conga, timbales, vocals). This is in keeping with other similar ensembles, until the merger occurs, this rhythm with huayno, and creating the “Chicha,” it achieves “Chacalon” and “Chapis.” Next, there is the “Techno Cumbia”, which adds digital instruments “electronic keyboard, electronic drums,” that achieves “Rosy War” and “Ruth Karina.” And finally resurface these northern bands that actually have more than 30 years of existence, of which only remains in some cases the name of the group. In fact, I do not know what will come next, but what if I’m sure, is that this will happen and other merger, or a new rhythm, or whatever. As we prepared for what will come, and meanwhile we continue to enjoy this genre, (which seeing a positive outlook, is a national product), and as said a friend in a funny way: “You have to dance fast, before going out of fashion.”

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October 13th

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Stop By The Early Music Festival Madrid

The Early Music Festival will offer travelers staying in one the opportunity to travel back in time with the music that will occupy the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. On the grounds surrounding this famous building, recognized as a UNESCO protected site since 2001 and located in Aranjuez, south of Madrid, there will be a series of concerts between May 8 and June 20. “The Early Music movement is facing a musical performance from a historical concept, each time researching the original sound of the instruments, and in turn explore their role in everyday life, unveiling customs, habits, festivals, games and forgotten traditions “reports the official website of the festival. This project has been running since 1994 and since then, most of the performances are available on CD. Among the participating teams highlights the Courtier, countertenor duo (Jose Hernandez) and (Ariel Abramovich) acting on 23 May.

The vihuela was a large stringed instrument predicament in the sixteenth century Spanish, especially in a courteous and under the protection of musical chapels of kings and nobles. Camerata Iberia and Carlos Mena touch seventeenth-century Spanish music on June 5, Music Fiata Koln and La Capella Ducale address the music of Verdi and his contemporaries on June 6, and lagoba Fanlo and Alberto Ramirez Molina will bring the baroque cello and nail June 12. The start time of the concerts on Sunday is at 18 h. The rest of the days proceedings will begin between 17 and 20 h. The ticket prices vary between 18 and 20 (though the concert on June 6 costs 25 ) and can be purchased in various parts of the city. “Probably the Early Music Festival will be very popular,” says Joan Roca, director general of Spain LateRooms. “LateRooms recommended for those who are planning to attend your booking as soon as possible.”

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October 11th

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