La Vida Que Das / The Life You Give: Mercedes Sosa *VII 9 1935

See biography in English at the bottom Haydé Mercedes Sosa; San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, 1935 - Buenos Aires, 2009) Cantante argentina, una de las máximas figuras de la música folclórica y testimonial de América Latina en el siglo XX.De humilde origen obrero, su familia descendía de indígenas diaguitas. Empezó a cantar profesionalmente temas populares… Continue reading La Vida Que Das / The Life You Give: Mercedes Sosa *VII 9 1935

The Life You Give: Rubén González *1919

Rubén González was one of the last of Cuba's great Afro-Cuban piano players. Although he had played and recorded with the band led by Enrique Jorrín, the creator of the cha-cha, for a quarter of a century, he had retired from music by the mid-'80s. Things began to change when González recorded with the Afro-Cuban… Continue reading The Life You Give: Rubén González *1919

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Compay Segundo! 1907

Come and listen to Compay Segundo — November 18 at 7pm EST, as we celebrate him and his music at The Aristipposian Poet, on Clubhouse. Compay Segundo was born as Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz Telles on November 18, 1907, in Siboney, Cuba. He was a reputed Trova guitarist, singer, and composer of Cuba. When the… Continue reading ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Compay Segundo! 1907