Cuban Salsa Band David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera Live at 4th & B April 6th

Thursday, March 22, 2012

David Calzada y su Charanga Habanera has played a key role in the evolution of modern day Cuban music. With lead singer David Calzada, Charanga Habanera was formed by a group of talented graduates from the “Escuela National de Arte”. They received a Grammy award in 2003 for their album Live in the U.S.A and were awarded “Most Popular Band in Cuba” in 1998, 1999, and 2001.  Here is a quick preview of their music from a past concert:

The group will be performing live at the popular 4th & B downtown and you can purchase your tickets now before they sell out.    You can find more information about the show on the calendar page for the event on the San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meetup Group.

See you all at the 4th & B April 6th!

John ;-)


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Carlos Santana and Latin Jazz Artists Protest Grammy Awards Cuts to Ethnic Music Categories

Friday, May 27, 2011

It was announced last month by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) that Latin Jazz and other ethnic categories would be cut from consideration for the 2012 Grammy nominations.

Carlos Santana, Paul Simon and Herbie Hancock expressed their support that the categories be reinstated in a letter to the Recording Academy on Thursday.

“We will not be disenfranchised,” the letter states, reports the Associated Press.

Yesterday protests by Latin Jazz artists took place in Los Angeles to demand the Recording Academy reinstate more than 30 categories to the Grammy Awards. Last year there were 109 categories and now they are just 78. Latin Jazz was left out.

Wielding signs reading “Grammys Honor All Music” and “It’s Not Just About Rap, Rock or Country,” the musicians claimed that the reductions discriminatorily targeted ethnic music.

Grammy President and CEO Neil Portnow, says that the changes will make the awards more competitive and that the protesters concerns will be reviewed.

Carlos Santana expressed his concern in the letter to the Academy:

“To remove Latin Jazz and many other ethnic categories is doing a huge disservice to the brilliant musicians who keep the music vibrant for their fans — new and old. … We strongly protest this decision and we ask you to represent all of the colors of the rainbow when it comes to music and give ethnic music a place in the heart of music lovers everywhere”

What do you think? Should Latin Jazz be a category for the Grammy’s still?

John ;-)


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