Jofre, the 29-year old master of the bandonen, said one recent afternoon when a visitor to his Harlem apartment asked whether he came to the accordionlike object he was holding by way of another instrument. Drumming, it turned out, was only the
As Alfonsa demonstrates the tenun ikat weaving process, the models give a final pose to the accompaniment of Jacob Bullan on the sasando at the Indonesian embassy's recent cultural night in Havana. May has always had historical significance for
Barbosa-Lima recalls that his father (Manuel Carlos) had hired a music instructor to teach him how to play the guitar. The guitar lessons were then transferred from the father to the son, and the child became known in the neighborhood as a prodigy.
Kings of the Dance 2011," one of the highlights of the Segerstrom Center's 25th-anniversary season, is a guilty pleasure. Since its inception in 2006, this evening of bravura dancing has celebrated the beauty, power and sheer kinesthetic thrill of
Greek classical singer Maria Farantouri is herself a musical adventurer and risk taker; over the course of fifty years, she has collaborated with guitarist John Williams , Turkish composer Zulfu Livaneli, Cuban guitarist/composer Leo Brouwer,
Pablo Milanes in concert When: 8 p.m...He also criticized the caste system the government maintains, its discrimination against blacks and the Cuban media's self-censorship. Yet, in spite of it all, he said he remains faithful to the socialist system
The Fort Worth Guitar Guild's second festival program offered soloist Jeffery McFadden and a duo, John Huston and Richard Todd. McFadden gave a low-key but technically pristine performance. He used music, which always causes some distracting
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