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This heartfelt biography celebrates the life of Cuban singer Celia Cruz from her childhood in Havana to her international fame as the Queen of Salsa. As a girl, Celia’s voice enchanted neighbors when she sang lullabies to her younger siblings. In high school, she sang Afro-Cuban rhythms in local clubs. Her big break came in 1950 when she was hired as lead singer for Cuba’s most popular band, La Sonora Matancera, and together they created a new style of Latin dance music. In 1960, Celia left Cuba forever for a singing career in Hollywood. Over the next 40 years she spread salsa music worldwide singing “sweet sugar” wherever she went.

My boyfriend and his friends have started a new project called Visionary. I’d really appreciate if people could go like their page and help them establish a fan base. Their first CD is gonna come out soon so you can expect that. But until then all I have is a link. https://facebook.com/pages/Visionary/1465396440441852

Thank you so much in advanced.


Eric Dolphy - Naima
From The Complete Last Recordings (Recorded 1964, released 2010, Domino 891201)*

A greeting by Dolphy to Coltrane. Originally a radio broadcast that was recorded short before Eric’s death with a local rhythm group. About a year ago I listened to Dolphy a lot and I still love his style! Currently I’m rediscovering a lot of my records.

*Discography note: The given release is not the first. Maybe the most attractive. (Unofficial release)

  • Eric Dolphy, as, bcl
  • Donald Byrd, tr
  • Nathan Davis, ts
  • Jack Diéval, p
  • Jacques Hess, b
  • Franco Manzechi, dr
  • Jacky Bambou, congas


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