Grand Lady of Cuban Music – Omara Portuondo – Saturday

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The early 90s saw Omara Portuondo trying to retire from the limelight of Cuban music and settle into a relaxed existence, but after she was featured in The Buena Vista Social Club documentary there was no turning back. The singer released, to international acclaim, The Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo re-enforcing her status as one of the greatest things to reach us from Cuba (arguably since Mojitos).

The Gracias Tour featuring piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca will be reaching New York City this Saturday, February 27 at Town Hall. This is a rare opportunity for you to catch some of the best Cuban music, so buy your tickets now.

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Adrian Younge & the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra

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Check out this video from Wax Poetics: Adrian Younge and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra. This video for “Shot Me in the Heart” comes from the Wax Poetics x Converse 45 Series.

The funk & soul mag also has a release party tonight in NYC for Joe Cuba’s El Alcalde Del Barrio -The Architect of the Nuyorican Sound, the Fania reissue. Come check it out at Le Poisson Rouge - Doors 10pm. You must RSVP and get there early, but if you’re quick, you’ll catch performances by Chico Mann, The Boogaloo Assassins, DJ Bobbito Garcia & DJ Turmix.

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Win Coultrain’s New Vinyl 7″

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Enter our contest to win Coultrain‘s new vinyl 7-inch from a limited 500-copy pressing, courtesy of our friends at Record Breakin. The special edition vinyl features “The Wanderer” b/w “Balancing Act.” If you’re not so lucky as to win and must own this special edition 7″ anyway, you can always opt to pre-order yours here.

Coultrain, a poet and an artist, uses his life experiences and acquired knowledge to inspire his music. This inspiration leads him to write deeply meaningful songs like “Balancing Act,” exploring the balancing act of life.

Coultrian – Balancing Act (snippet)
 

Coultrain – The Wanderer (snippet)
 

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