Album Review: Daymé Arocena – Cubafornia

In 2015, Daymé Arocena dropped her debut solo album, Nueva Era to critical acclaim in the Afro-Cuban and Jazz circles across the world. She proclaimed and ushered her audience into a new era of Afro-Cuban music with serenading yet powerful melodies about mystical spirits and losing love on singles such as her sleeper hit, Come … Continue reading Album Review: Daymé Arocena – Cubafornia

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Amara Toure Is Missing

Album Review: Amara Touré 1973-1980 Amara Toure is missing. Nobody knows where he is, if he is alive or whatever happened to him since the 1980s. Yet, his body of work, which is all he is survived by, is one of the most irreplaceable African music discographies of all time. The Guinean went to Senegal … Continue reading Amara Toure Is Missing

Album Review: Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage

  Richard Bona has managed to have a substantial impact on the African music scene over the past years by staying consistent and relevant. The exceptionally talented bassist and afro-fusion aficionado has carved a niche for himself with his strong affliction to serenading charming rhythms, tingling falsettos and his stellar dexterity in composing complex, detailed … Continue reading Album Review: Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage

Daymé Arocena – Neuva Era Album review

  Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music is a confluence of diverse musical styles including Spanish music, Jazz, Soul, native African music and traditions as well as the contemporary Cuban flair. As an art from, it can be serendipitous, electric, mellow or fiery. Daymé Arocena, on her most recent album, Neuva Era, is simultaneously breaking down and … Continue reading Daymé Arocena – Neuva Era Album review