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In this Volume 21, Number 4, May 2012, issue of Latin Beat Magazine Online, we introduce you
to a singer/composer/flutist Cali, Colombia native, who calls Washington, D.C. home. Spanish
professor Verny Varela is our featured artist of the month, currently putting the final touches on
his third and latest CD recording. A true salsaero, this multi-talented artist pours into his music
the passion and love for salsa that he grew up with as a child in his native Colombia.
Contributing photojournalist and very good friend of Latin Beat Magazine, Mark Holston once
again delivers his take on this year's "Panama Jazz Fest."
Check out our columns, national and international hit parades, calendar of events, music news,
and CD reviews.
Musically yours, Rudy & Yvette Mangual
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Verny Varela: From Cali, Colombia, to Washington,
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A native of Colombia, Verny Varela is an arranger, composer, singer, flutist and bandleader who
keeps salsa and other Latin American musical forms alive in the U.S. capital. Although Varela is
a language professor by occupation, music remains his first love and passion. The following is a
chat with Professor Varela, from his home in Washington, D.C.
Rudy Mangual: Where are you originally from?
Verny Varela: I was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, in an area known as Barrio Obrero.
Steve Pouchie
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RM: When did you initially get into music?
VV: My father is a singer of traditional Colombian music and always led a band or other musical
groups. As a child, I was surrounded by music in the house, as I was exposed to my father's
rehearsals, the radio, LP records, and music permeating from the neighborhood. Cali has a very
active musical landscape. It's actually a bit crazy. Everyone loves salsa music and dancing.
People are very knowledgeable about the history and evolution of salsa, its artists, bands,
composers, arrangers, and so on. While Colombia enjoys a fruitful wealth of traditional and
folkloric music such as cumbias, vallenatos, bambucos, and porros, as well as the new electrocumbias and psycho-tropical rhythms of today's youth, its people love, respect and practice the
rhythms of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Salsa rules in Cali, and the pioneers
of the movement are considered superstars. Within this wonderful environment I was raised and
taught to love music in general. By my teen years, I was playing bongó in my father's band, "El
Nuevo Son", while admiring the sounds and styles of Puerto Rican salsa bands like Willie Colón,
Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound, El Gran Combo and La Sonora Ponceña, among others.
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RM: Do you know how salsa became so popular in Colombia?
VV: Statistics from local musicologists indicate that the music of the Caribbean entered Colombia
through the port city of Buenaventura on the Pacific coast. Buenaventura is about a two and a
half hour drive from Cali. Sailors and travelers brought the early vinyls of bands such as La
Sonora Matancera and Cortijo y su Combo, for example, and these recordings would be enjoyed
and taken from one town to another, making their way to Cali and beyond.
RM: Who are some of the pioneering Colombian salsa bands and artists?
VV: Probably Fruko y sus Tesos and Joe Arroyo (who initially sang with Fruko). Fruko was the
main salsero influencing all the local artists and bands.
RM: Do you have any formal music education?
VV: Prior to graduating from high school, I was mainly playing percussion, which I learned on the
street and from friends. After high school, I went to college to study computer technology and
systems, basically to please my parents who did not want me to simply be a musician. After
completing my college courses I enrolled at the University of El Valle in Cali to study music,
earning a bachelor's degree.
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RM: What instrument did you major in?
VV: Besides composing, arranging and singing, I studied the flute.
RM: Why did you prefer the flute?
VV: Since my dad’s band rehearsed in our home, there were always instruments lying around.
One day a flute turned up in the house and I was attracted to it for some reason. I started to fool
around with it and fell in love. From that point on I started listening to the sounds of Johnny
Pacheco, Néstor Torres and Orquesta Broadway. In one of Orquesta Broadway’s visits to Cali, I
befriended master flutist Eddy Zervigón, who gave me pointers on playing and who I was
privileged to join on stage as a vocalist. In 2002, in New York City, I had the honor to sing on the
40th Anniversary CD of Orquesta Broadway.
RM: Was this the beginning of your career as a vocalist?
VV: Not really, I had always enjoyed singing chorus as a percussionist, but was more into playing
an instrument than singing at the time. One day, my father’s band needed a vocalist and I
stepped up to the challenge. I think that from that day on, I felt good about singing lead with a
band. In 1996, the opportunity presented itself to sing chorus for a Fania All-Stars concert in Cali
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and in Tulua as back-up to Ismael Miranda, Adalberto Santiago and Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez.
Sometime after that, I started singing lead with the Gabino Pampini Band, followed by a stint with
the popular Tito Gómez Orchestra in Cali as a background vocalist. It was a very special time in
my music evolution. Tito Gómez was an amazing singer/bandleader who always allowed his
background singers to shine on stage with him. I am very grateful to him and his musicians. I
toured all over the world with Gómez and got to truly hone my vocal skills.
RM: Obviously, you inherited the singing genes from your father?
VV: Indeed I did, even though my father always favored more traditional styles.
RM: When did you relocate to the United States?
VV: I first visited the U.S. was while touring with Tito Gómez in 1997. We performed in several
main cities throughout the east coast. In 1999, I initially relocated to Maryland with some
relatives to start a new life in the USA. For the past decade, I have been a resident of
Washington, D.C.
RM: Like most musicians, you also have a day gig?
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VV: I do, I'm a professor at Howard University in the Department of World Languages and
Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences in Washington, D.C., where I teach Spanish.
RM: Do you enjoy teaching?
VV: I do, especially teaching Spanish in an African American institution. While I probably would
have been more comfortable teaching music, this opportunity is just as fulfilling.
RM: When did you release your debut album as a soloist?
VV: In 2004, I released my first production as a leader, "Amar de Nuevo," which earned a
preliminary spot in the 2005 Latin Grammy list under the "Best Tropical Album" category. The
recording had the participation of Colombian salsa superstar Diego Gale, among other great
local musicians.
RM: Was this production recorded in the USA?
VV: No, it was recorded mainly in Cali with the participation of many musician friends located
there. Economically it's a lot cheaper to record and produce an album in Colombia. I do have a
working band in W ashington, D.C., which I use to perform locally. The band varies in size from as
many as 5 to 12 members, depending on the gig. I have also recorded with the D.C.-based group
"Thievery Corporation" in its albums "The Richest Man in Babylon," "The Cosmic Game," and
"Radio Retaliation," featuring some of my compositions and vocals. I also sang and wrote a
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score for the hip-hop CD production "The 51st State." In 2007, I released my second production
titled "Gracias," which I also recorded in Cali and features a repertoire of mostly self-penned
scores and arrangements. One song from this album, "Pa'l Mundo", has been translated into four
languages (English, French, Italian, and Japanese), becoming a truly international salsa tune. On
this recording, I had the special participation of the Murillo Brothers, iconic salsa musicians from
RM: Is there an active Latin music scene in Washington, D.C.?
VV: Yes, there is. Salsa has always been very popular in D.C., especially with the dancers, and
more recently, bachata music has gained popularity. There is a large Central Americans and
Caribbean community in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
RM: What is Verny Varela currently up to?
VV: I'm currently working on my third production to be titled "Evolución" (Evolution). This
production captures my current level of artistic and personal maturity. My compositions mirror the
events that have affected my life, as well as the lives of those around me in the last few
decades. Some of my favorite tracks so far are "Barrio Obrero" - which talks about Cali, the
place I grew up in - and a salsa version of the Michael Jackson hit "You Are Not Alone." I may
also include a bachata, due to the current popularity of that genre. It will also be mostly recorded
in Cali, with the vocals recorded in Washington, D.C.
RM: When can we expect the release of the new production?
VV: By the middle of the summer, around July of 2012.
Verny Varela's Bandleading Discography:
Amar de Nuevo (2004)
Gracias (2007)
Evolución (to be released in July, 2012)
Annual Panamá Jazz Fest Puts Accent on Education
Story & Photos by Mark Holston
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Judging the amount of local media attention garnered by the annual Panamá Jazz Festival as a
measure of its success, the creation of native son Danilo Pérez is indeed one of his country’s
most important events of the season. Every year, for the better part of a week in mid-January,
the face of the ever-smiling jazz pianist and educator is seldom missing from evening television
newscasts and from the pages of Panamá City’s most important newspapers. During festival
week, glowing stories of Pérez's efforts to provide educational opportunities to the economically
disadvantaged youth of his country and reviews of evening concerts saturate the capital city‘s
media outlets. Festival news even manages to overshadow the customary reports on Panamá’s
murky politics, including the latest attempts by the nation’s meddlesome president to exercise
more executive authority. Such is the power – and poetry – of jazz.
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Visitors from abroad attending Pérez's annual Panamá Jazz Festival are in for an array of
experiences that will stay with them for a long time. Although modest in terms of programming,
the annual festival’s four nights of concerts feature an intriguing variety of iconic figures from the
jazz and Latin music worlds (this year’s lineup includes pianist Jesús “Chucho” Valdés, singer
Omara Portuondo and guitarist John Scofield), complemented by lesser known but equally
singular artists (trumpeter Charlie Sepúlveda and trombonist Luis Bonilla, among them), and
ensembles comprised of faculty members and students from several noted conservatories. For
those interested in witnessing inspiring examples of music-making at the source, a packed
schedule of clinics and master classes designed for students of all academic levels offered a
chance to watch Panamá’s jazz stars of the future in action. And, late in the evening, the festivity
of sounds continued through nightly jam sessions, when Patricia Zárate (Pérez’s Chilean wife
and the festival’s executive director) was featured on sax, fronting an ensemble of visiting
musicians her native land.
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All of this would make for a compelling experience anywhere, but being staged in exotic Panamá
City easily doubles the quotient of pleasure. In recent decades, Panamá City has evolved from a
sleepy tropical capital into a bustling metropolis of over a million souls, noted for its dazzling and
ever-expanding skyline, sumptuous hotels, inviting cuisine, and multi-ethnic populous. Add to that
inviting mix of attributes such world class attractions as the fabled Panamá Canal, Casco Viejo
(the city’s historically inviting, colonial-era sector), and the Metropolitan National Park, a slice of
tropical rainforest in the midst of the urban jungle. While the chaotic traffic, lack of coherent
planning, and the lingering presence of impoverished neighborhoods are all indicators of the
city’s chronic urban woes, there’s no question that la Ciudad de Panamá and all it offers makes
for an arresting cultural backdrop to the week of music events.
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What truly separates this event from most other jazz festivals is the focus on youth music
education. Indeed, the Panamá Jazz Festival largely exists to bring attention to and sustain the
educational outreach of Danilo Pérez's foundation. It offers yearlong opportunities for
Panamanian youth to develop their skills in jazz, folkloric and classical idioms.
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Workshops and lectures take place at a former U.S. Army base that’s now called the “Ciudad del
Saber” (City of Knowledge), where a number of Panamanian educational institutions and NGOs
have been relocated. Teachers for the sessions come from both the faculty and student ranks of
the Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory, the San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Conservatory of Music, and the Golandsky Piano Institute. Aspiring musicians with a wide
variety of skill levels can get practical experience in everything from learning the basics of blues
and gospel singing to improving their technical and improvisational abilities.
Pérez, whose mind always seems to be racing in a dozen directions at the same time, pulled me
aside one afternoon in the cafeteria to give a sneak preview of what might be in store for next
year’s festival. “Look out there,” he said, his face alight with enthusiasm as he gestured to a
horseshoe-shaped open space boarded by three, red tile-topped former U.S. Army barracks built
in the 1930s. W hat was once destined as a military parade ground would be, in the pianist’s
grand scheme, the perfect place for the festival’s traditional closing activity, a series of outdoor
Saturday-afternoon concerts.
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Since the festival started nine years ago, the popular free-of-charge concluding event has been
conducted in the history-drenched surroundings of the colonial sector's Cathedral Plaza. The
setting is accented by street vendors selling native delicacies and enough beer and rum to fill
one of the locks at the Panamá Canal. The well-to-do, taking it all in from the balconies of their
recently renovated apartments, have a to-die-for view. Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli
showed up this year and made the rounds, sporting a traditional Panamá hat, while hugging
supporters and having his photo taken with visitors.
While picturesque, the plaza is typically crowded beyond capacity. Traffic congestion on the
narrow, mostly one-lane streets of Casco Viejo has also become a problem. And this year, for
the first time, the city government was not one of the festival's sponsors, perhaps revealing
some fraying of the long-running key partnerships that have keep the ambitious undertaking alive
for almost a decade. So, although it would be a strikingly different aesthetic setting, moving the
signature event to the more functional parade ground might make sense.
The festival's opening night is one of Panamá City's most important social events of the year.
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The VIP-studded gala event is staged at the Teatro Nacional, the Colonial sector's 18th Century
French-style opera house. This year, Chucho Valdés and Omara Portuondo were the sole
attractions, eliciting a wild response to their interpretations of classic boleros, especially
"Historia de un amor" by Panamanian composer Carlos Eleta Almarán. The after-concert
gathering on the vintage structure's Pacific Ocean-fronting balcony, enjoying the warm tropical
air and a cold bottle of Cerveza Balboa, is but one of many festival memories that will long linger.
The following two nights take place in the modern Teatro Anayansi de ATLAPA, a spacious
contemporary theater with excellent acoustics. Three groups a night are on the menu, a
combination consisting of certifiable headliners, talent deserving more attention, and studentfortified ensembles. Trombonist Bonilla, for instance, fronted an exceptional group of New
England Conservatory (NEC) student musicians, including the truly impressive Brazilian pianist
Henrique Eisenmann, performing intricate charts from the leader’s recent I Talkin’ Now album.
Bonilla, truly one of the best trombonists on the scene today, was a revelation. Likewise,
trumpeter Sepúlveda proved to be a crowd pleaser with his virtuosic yet funky brand of Latin
jazz. The slimmed down and physically revitalized Puerto Rican jazz master’s haunting version of
the ballad “Tus Ojos” mesmerized the audience of over 1,000.
Also on the concert stage were tenor-saxophonist Jed Levy (whose polished quartet delivered a
stimulating set of straight-ahead originals), and Tito Puente, Jr., the former rapper who is now
attempting to position himself as the rightful heir to his famous father’s legacy. W hile Junior’s
presence may have been based more on economic than artistic considerations (he was
underwritten by a corporate sponsor), his set of vintage Puente chachachás performed by a
large ensemble of local musicians, was warmly received. His superficially flashy but technically
perfunctory timbal work led the band through such chestnuts as “El Cayuco” and “Oye, Cómo
Va,” Later, he yielded the sticks to a succession of local timbaleros, including Willie Panamá,
who added a bit more of rhythmic fire to the performance.
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A hallmark of the festival is the annual selection of a noted Panamá-born jazz luminary to be
recognized. This year, that honor was bestowed on 73-year old saxophonist and composer
Carlos Garnett, who left his homeland in 1962 for a long and distinguished career in the U.S.,
where his blending of Panamanian folkloric influences and avant-garde jazz set him apart. His
most recent spurt of recordings (including such 1990s sessions as Resurgence and Fuego En
Mi Alma), are worth checking out. Happily, Garnett is still active today, living in Panamá and
playing with conviction, his sound as earthy and soulful as ever. “When I was young,” he
recounted, “I dreamed of the day we would have our own jazz festival. But the opportunities that
are available to Panamanian kids today just didn’t exist then.”
What Pérez’s foundation and the festival have accomplished to make such opportunities
available today is truly impressive. “The festival is really unique in the world due to the
educational component,” says NEC professor, trumpeter, composer and arranger Ken
Schaphorst. “When I return a year later, kids will come up and say, ‘Look, I’ve been practicing
what you showed me last year’.”
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Considering that $1.5 million have been raised for scholarships to attend both Berklee and the
NEC. Danilo’s wife (Patricia Zárate) witnessed how the opportunity to live and study in Boston
has influenced the lives of young Panamanian musicians, some of whom have even ended up
living in the Pérez home. “Many have come from extreme poverty here,” she added. “It’s a
life-changing experience for them.” The high cost of sustaining this flow of students from Panamá
to Boston, though, may ultimately dictate a different education model. “The goal,” Patricia
continued, “is to someday have a great school right here so students don’t have to leave home
and go to Boston. The culture shock that sometimes accompanies such a dramatic move can be
harsh. It‘s not for every student.”
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The ceaseless task of preparing for next season's festival is already underway. Corporate
sponsors have to be lined up and the support of key government agencies must be secured.
Volunteers have to be recruited and trained. And the foundation's local education programs have
to be planned and carried out. But after barely a decade of existence, Daniel Pérez's grand
scheme has produced many surprising results. A Tourism Ministry official notes that the annual
festival has become a model for how other local arts groups should organize their own activities.
Meanwhile, back at the Cathedral Plaza, which is located only blocks from one of the city’s most
rough-and-tumble neighborhoods, the music washes out over a local audience that has had
scant opportunities to hear live jazz. Patricia notes that there has never been an incident
involving personal security and points out that even the street vendors have become jazz fans,
thanks to their presence at the outdoor event. It’s that kind of happy confluence of multiple
realities that should keep Pérez’s festival alive and prospering for many years to come.
MOLAA Celebrates Women's History Month
Text and photos by Ricky Richardson
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Properly titled "¡Vivan Las Mujeres!" Target Sunday'[email protected] (Museum of Latin American Art)
presented the annual Women's Day Festival in Long Beach, California.
Highlighting the enormous contributions of women to various forms of art, the festival was held
on a windy, afternoon at the Balboa Events Center.
The entertainment portion of the program initially featured the charming vocal stylings of Yolanda
Villegas. Accompanied by three amazing guitarists, she captivated an attentive audience as a
sea of Ecuadorean flags were waved throughout her splendid set.
Spoken-word artist Marisela Norte and cellist María Elena Gaitán subsequently entertained the
crowd with their original material. The stage was set up like a living room as Norte and Gaitán
held a dialogue between two Chicanas to celebrate their thirty-plus years of friendship. Norte
read a fragment from her latest book, "Peeping Tom Tom Girl". Her keen observations of Los
Angeles can make you view things from a different perspective.
Suddenly, it appeared as if the entire museum came to a screeching halt upon hearing the
pulsating sounds emanating from the stage, as Shine Mawusi offered an incredible show of
dancing and drumming from West Africa. The all-female drumming/dancing ensemble set the
tempo for the following (and final) act of the afternoon...
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Kati Hernández, a popular L.A. dance instructor, headlined a set of Afro-Cuban rhythms, featuring
Lázaro Galarraga on vocals and percussion. Their group took the crowd on a spiritual journey
through Cuba, as they sang and danced to the tunes titled "Elegua," "Ogún," "Ochún" and
"Makuta." Vocalist Iris Cepeda and keyboardist Matt Auper joined the group to perform "Lágrimas
Negras". The show concluded with two rousing selections —"Rumba" and "Comparsa"— that
featured plenty of audience participation. Kati Hernández led a huge conga line as it snaked
around the Balboa Events Center. Jesús "Cusito" Lorenzo Peñalver (percussionist with Los
Rumberos de Cuba) was also present at the show, after performing during another event earlier
in the day.
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Docent tours of the galleries, vendors, and art workshops contributed to a fun-filled afternoon for
the entire family at Target Sunday'[email protected] Please visit to find out about
other upcoming events and exhibits. Or call (562) 437-1689 for more information. The Museum
of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is located at 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.
Melena: A Cultural & Musical Journey into My Afro
Cuban Roots
By Jimmy Castro
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Melena: A Cultural & Musical Journey into my Afro Cuban Roots opened on Thursday, April
12, 2012 at the Sycamore Rouge Theater in Petersburg, Virginia. The cast consisted of
Afro-Cuban percussionist Melena, playing herself in a story of a woman's journey to reconnect
with her family through the culture and music of her native country, Cuba. The cast also featured
dancers from The Latin Ballet of Virginia, Marisol Sotolongo, Antonio Maceo Sotolongo, Nicolas
Maceo Sotolongo, Monte Jones, and 7-year old Shamyl Aponte, who played Melena as a child.
Shamyl trained with Melena for six weeks before the play, learning how to play the shekere and
congas! Also featured in the play were percussionists Kevin Davis and Raul Rodriguez.
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The theme of the play is based around the legendary sacred tree "La Ceiba" and that its roots
cannot be cut. Melena relates to La Ceiba and how important it is to hold on to your roots. "How
are we going to grow without our roots, without the strength of our ancestors? How do we know
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where we are going, if we don't know where we came from?" Melena recites through poetry and
music how she learned about herself through the music...and how even though "I may have
physically left Cuba at a young age, Cuba has never left me. Cuba lives in me and is expressed
through my hands when I touch the skin of the drums. I am strong like La Ceiba tree, my roots
will live on forever". She demonstrates how she held onto her culture and learned about herself
through the music. Throughout the play, the audience experiences Melena performing percussion
solos on congas, bongos, batá and timbal. It is full of colorful wardrobe, narration, poetry,
monologues....and of course MUSIC, DANCE, AND SONG from the traditions of Africa’s congo,
yoruba, and dahomey!
The play is a screenplay written by Melena and Jimmy Castro, and is a production of Yamile
Music/Ritmo Caribe Promotions. The screenplay was submitted for a contest by the Sycamore
Rouge Theater and was one of three screenplays selected for presentation out of twelve
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Melena: A Cultural & Musical Journey into My Afro Cuban Roots ran for three consecutive nights
at the Sycamore Rouge Theater, April 12 - 14, 2012. The response by attendees to the
presentation was overwhelming. Many of those attending mentioned that the play was much
more than they could have ever anticipated. An elder Cuban woman cried in Melena's arms after
the second show on Saturday, April 14 and told Melena that she felt as though she was back in
Cuba! Emotions were extremely high throughout the three showings of this moving play, with an
extremely limited budget for its production. As stated by the producers, "We are confident that
this production will raise an interest for sponsorship and future productions in other cities,
including Los Angeles... it’s definitely THAT GOOD"!
Excerpts from the play:
I Remember
(Poem written and recited by Melena):
My memories are alive in these skins, these
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Drums that make the most beautiful sound!
I remember! I remember where I'm from.
I know you…I know you through my hands that touch these drums.
You live in me, in my heart!
The land where I was born…The Caribbean, The Music of Son.
La hija del Caribe regresara!!
The land where I was born, The Caribbean, The Music of Son.
De Pinar del Rio, hasta La Habana...Memories are in my Tambor!!
Message from Melena to her grandparents (Recited in play):
"Mujer Tambolera Soy Yo y los Cueros de Mi Tambor Cantan en Tu Honor!"
Latin Beat Magazine's Radio Host Listing
By Nelson Rodríguez
Today more than ever the future of the music that is constantly ignored by commercial radio is
in the hands of independent and public radio DJs and radio hosts who defend and see the true
value of all artists worldwide. Many of these radio hosts…some who have been on radio for
well over 20 years…and the newer defenders of salsa and Latin jazz are the life line that give
these recordings the exposure that is required. We have become a multi-tasking society of
radio hosts who also promote events, DJ at clubs, book artists/events, etc. While the average
show is only one to three hours, when you add it all up it is a powerful media for artists looking
to introduce themselves and expose their talent.
The following list contains some of the most innovative and best radio hosts in the world that
live and breathe music solely for the love of the music and some of these very same hosts are
pioneers in their respective areas. We will keep this list up till the end of the year and continue
to add to it as the information reaches Latin Beat Magazine.
Alma Del Barrio
KXLU 88.9 FM
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, Ca. 90045
(310) 338-5958 on air
(310) 338-2866
On Saturday's & Sunday's from 6am - 6pm now in its 38th year
DJs: Rosalva Lara, Guido Herrera (2pm - 6pm), Eddie Lopez (2pm - 6pm), Albert Price (10am 2pm), Gustavo Aragon (10am - 2pm), Lily Marie Regalado (6am - 9am), Jose Cristobal (10am 2pm), Joaquin Del Toro (6am - 9am), Cristina Banuelos (2pm - 6pm), Veronica Someillan, Nelson
Rodriguez, DJ Frank and more.
[email protected]
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Andres Padua
Hard Salsa
Classic Salsa, Mambo, Son Montuno, Charanga, Latin Soul, Boogaloo and New Artist USA and
International Salsa Artists. Fridays Only Classic R&B slow jams.
Time: On The Air 24 Hours
To Send New Music Electronically For Airplay:
To Send CD and Press Kits:
Hard Salsa Radio
1905 Vyse Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
Website Established: June 2006
Andy Harlow
Fusion Latina [Tuesday 8pm - 11pm]
Fusion Latina [Monday 8pm - 11pm] Andy grew up in a musical environment in Brooklyn, New
York and paid his dues as a sideman in the orchestras of Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Ismael
Rivera, Xavier Cougat, Machito and Joe Cuba while attending New York University. Andy's
musical travels brought him to Miami in the late 1970s. [email protected]
Arturo Gómez
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Music Director/Librarian
[email protected]
Monday Thru Friday 1pm - 2pm
Sundays: Salsa con Jazz Re-current substitute host for Jimmy Trujillo (also new re-current
substitute Janine Santana)
In 1989 I began my radio career when I moved from Southern California to Southern Florida. I
commenced hosting the renowned Fusión Latina show for Miami's community-public station,
WDNA. In 1992 I was appointed Music Director for the station and remained there until 2003
when I relocated to Denver to assume duties as Music Director for Jazz89KUVO, "The Oasis in
the City". I have been a contributor to Latin Beat Magazine since 1995, first, submitting the
Miami Hit Parade and now the Denver Hit Parade. I am also a founding member of the Latin Jazz
Discussion List.
2900 Welton Street Suite #200
Denver CO 80205
303-480-9272 ext 17
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KPOO 89.5 FM
La Verdad Musical
Friday 12noon - 3pm
Bebop, Cubop and The Musical Truth with Avotcja-Radio Host, Poet and Musician
Tuesdays at 8pm PST
Explores a variety of textures with a cross pollination of jazz, world and Latin influences
P.O.Box 8757
Emeryville, Ca. 94662
(510) 658-7995
Studio (415) 346-5373
Awilda Rivera
Evening Jazz / Monday to Friday 8pm - 1am EST
Latin Jazz Cruise - Tuesday / 8pm - 10pm EST
Email: [email protected]
In July 1999, Awilda Rivera, host of WBGO Jazz 88.3FM's Latin Jazz Cruise and Weekend Jazz
After Hours, was named host of Evening Jazz, Monday through Friday, 8pm - 1am. Rivera, a
longtime member of the WBGO family, worked her way up through the ranks through hard work,
perseverance, and talent. Her involvement in the station began in 1982 as a volunteer in the
Membership and Music Departments. Her WBGO on-air debut was in 1992 as a fill-in announcer
for the weekly program Latin Jazz Cruise. In 1993, she went on to host her own show Sunday
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Morning Harmony, the Latin Jazz Cruise in 1994 and Weekend Jazz After Hours in 1998. In
addition to hosting Evening Jazz, Rivera, hosts the weekly Latin Jazz Cruise on Tuesdays, 8pm.
Awilda Rivera
54 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
973-624-8880 - ext 513
Cary Alexander
Latin Jazz Quarter [Monday 12pm - 3pm] Latin Jazz Quarter [Wednesday 12pm - 3pm]
Cary Alexander has become a well-known spokesperson for Latin jazz in South Florida and can
be seen in the community on a regular basis serving as Master of Ceremony. Cary is originally
from Havana, Cuba.
[email protected]
Carlos Flores
WMSE Radio
1025 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Chata Gutierrez
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Con Clave
Saturdays 12noon - 3pm
Chata Gutierrez is one of the Bay Area's foremost self-taught musicologists of Latin music. She
began her musical career over 26 years ago when she walked into KPFA and asked Jeff
Emiliano Echeverria to teach her to work in radio. Currently a DJ at KPOO (89.5 FM) with her
Saturday afternoon show called Con Clave, from 12 noon to 4 pm, Gutierrez has had a weekly
show in the Bay Area since 1973. She has one of the longest running Latin music programs in
the United States.
1760 Orchard Ave.
San Lisandro, Ca. 94577
Cuban and Latin American music. The format is mostly music, but includes interviews with
prominent (established), rising (up and coming) and new (undiscovered) artists.
7108 Broadway
North Bergen, NJ 07407
Chris Heim
Global Village
KMUW (an NPR affiliate) and nationally distributed to public and community radio stations
through the Public Radio Exchange. Global Village is a world music show that includes Latin
music in a wide array of styles. Chris Heim, the host/producer of Global Village, has been doing
world music on public radio since 1989. Global Village is now available to public and community
stations nationally through the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and this year was named one of its
Top Ten nationally distributed series.
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Mailing address:
c/o KMUW
3317 E. 17th St. N.
Wichita, KS 67208
[email protected]
Chris Springer
KSDS Jazz 88.3FM
Latin Grooves
[email protected]
Saturdays 1pm - 3pm
No sense in having a blasé Saturday when you can get the moves going with Chris Springer's
Latin Grooves. Affectionately known as C-Love, he delivers two hours of the hottest Latin,
Salsa, and Afro-Cuban jazz in stock. Bring a cool drink. Also, you can connect to his Facebook
1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, Ca. 92101
Chuck Herrmann
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Club Latino
Salsa-Music for 7 1/2 years on a local radio station in Munich, called RADIO LORA (Local
Radio) FM 92.4 once a month on the second Thursday from 22.15 to midnight.
The music is mostly salsa / Latin jazz but also Merengue/Bachata/Cumbia and sometimes
Folklore of Latin American Countries. Before I did 12 years on Radio "Jazzwelle Plus" in Munich
weekly presenting Salsa and Latin jazz. I'm DJ-ing Salsa in Munich regularly in clubs since about
1972 and I started DJ-ing in the late 1960s in Soldiers Club of the US Army for Puerto Rican and
Mexican Soldiers.
Contributor to Latin Beat Magazine.
Danny Garcia
Garcia's Latin Grooves
Mondays thru Fridays 6pm - 8pm
Bermuda Blues Saturdays 10am - 2pm
David Ortiz
El Viaje
Saturday's 9pm - 12 midnight
For over 30 years, David has been connecting thousands of loyal WRTI listners to the sounds of
salsa, mambo, and Latin jazz via his popular radio program, El Viaje.
Temple University
1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave. 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19121
[email protected]
DJ El Chino
Solar Latin Club
Calle 3c #63A-45
Bosques de Puente Palma, Sector B
App.305 Cali, Valle
[email protected]
DJ Gonzalo
'Klave Latina'
The Web Site of Latin jazz, Timba Cubana, Bolero, Son, Salsa Brava, Rumba Cubana, Tango,
Jazz, Flamenco, Nueva Trova, and everything in between. The name comes from a pretty good
radio program done back in the 1990s by the great DJ. Gary Dominguez from Cali-Colombia
(Taberna Latina) and the capital letter "K" is a tribute to the groups Ketama from Spain and
Klimax from Cuba. Feel free to communicate with us at [email protected]
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P.O. BOX 572
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
DJ Gury Gury
Listen to Viejoteca every Tuesday night from 7pm - 8pm on CFRU 93.3 FM in Guelph, Ontario,
Canada or online at
Check out the offical DJ GURY GURY site and listen to Viejoteca 24 hours a day @ DJ GURY
GURY 24/7
DJ Gury Gury
76 Eramosa Road
Guelph, Ontario
N1E 2L6 Canada
DJ Luis Speedy Gonzalez
Latin Jazz & Salsa
Saturday 6pm - 7pm
WMNF 88.5 FM, Tampa, FL
Luis Speedy Gonzalez
Latin Jazz & Salsa / WMNF
13605 Fawn Ridge Blvd
Tampa, FL 33626
[email protected]
[email protected]
Earl Hall "El Caobo"
Radio Salsa Clásica / El Tornado Tropical con El Caobo
4pm - 5pm (Central)
WHPK, 88.5 FM
On the radio for 11 years.
Studio Phone: (773) 702-8424
Earl Hall
El Caobo Internacional
7631 S. Merrill Avenue
Chicago, Ilinois 60649
Cel: 312-287-8763
Eddie 'Love' Rodriguez
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P.O. Box 227
NYC, NY 10026
R&[email protected]
Saturday 8pm-12am
R&B Corner
Attn: Eddie Love
WHCR 90.3 FM
The City College Of New York
160 Convent Ave
NAC - Room: 1/513
New York, NY 10031
El Latin Club de Andy Duran
Con Latin Jazz y Algo Más -Por 95.5FM JAZZ
El objetivo fundamental es promover el Latin Jazz mundial y nacional, considerando que es una
música especial y artística producto del rediseño del jazz en el caribe.
Vamos para 6 aãos de transmisiones los Sábados en la noche, antes estábamos en Radio
Ateneo 100.7 FM y desde hace justo 2 aãos en 95.5 FM JAZZ.
En cuanto a mi, nací en Caracas/Venezuela - 1949 - Estudié en la Escuela Superior de Música
José Angel Lamas - Aparte de la teoría y solfeo, también estudié piano complementario, sin
embargo mi instrumento primario fue el timbal. Luego tomé los estudios de orquestación,
dirección y composición. El Latin Jazz es una de mis pasiones y eso es el motivo principal que
me lleva a la radio para promover este concepto. / Facebook / 0426 336 3209
La excelencia, para gente de buen gusto. También en la red:
Sábados de 8 a 10pm
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Elmer Gonzalez
Son Del Caribe Friday 9am / Sunday 12pm
Son De Cuba Monday - Friday 2pm-3pm
Elmer is a long-time contributor to Latin Beat Magazine and other publications and he is a
professor in Sagrado Corazon University in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Son Del Caribe began in July
2000 and Son De Cuba began in January 2003
P.O. Box 12383
San Juan, PR. 00914
Erick De Icaza
Viva La Salsa
Saturdays 2pm - 6pm
8 years of programming and 20 years on radio.
Erick De Icaza
P.O. Box 0832 1010
World Trade Center
Panama, Rep. De Panama
Erick De Icaza
Mundo Latino Promo
Panama Latino Salsa
Cel: 507-6880-6585
Erik Chico Manqueros
Gozando with Chico
EastLArevue. Com
[email protected]
Writer for Latin Style Magazine;
(818) 956-2426 (323)724-2270 (323)724-2271
Gozando with Chico is proud to present the finest in Musical Pan Dulce. Join us as we continue
to celebrate the spirit of Ritmo with a brand new show, with musica that will touch your heart and
soul and that will get you in the mood to toe-tap. As the Chico Theme suggests... this show is to
bailar y a gozar (to dance and enjoy). Chico delivers a show with a mixture of Latin Soul jazz, the
sounds of congas, timbales, saxophones, trumpets, guitars and the best in suave rhythms.
Ernesto Portillo Jr.
¡Goza la musica!
Onda Suave
KXCI-FM, 91.3
Wednesdays, 8pm - 10 pm
Tucson, AR
[email protected]
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Listen live @
Felipito Palacios
Onda Nueva
WUSB 90.1 FM Stony Brook University
Saturdays 3pm - 6pm
On air since - Oct 16, 1978 - (33 years)
On Air ph # 631-312-1652
Frank Rivera
Latin Jazz Quarter Weekend [Saturday 8pm - 11pm]
[email protected]
Frankie Piñero
The Afro Cuban Jazz Edition
WSLR 96.5 FM
Sarasota, Florida
Every other Thursday
10am - 12 noon
4526 Emerson Ave.
South St. Petersburg, Fl 33711
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Franco Silva
Mondays 10pm - Midnight
[email protected]
Twitter: @CaribeLatino
Henry Brun
"There's no substitute for live music"
P.O. Box 12545
San Antonio, Texas
The Latin Jazz Brunch- Sundays from 11am - 2pm on KRTU 91.7 FM -
Ritmos del Mundo - Saturday evenings at 10pm on KXTX 89.1 FM -
Texas Public Radio
[email protected]
- KRTU (Trinity Univeristy)
- KSTX (Texas Public Radio)
- KROV (San Antonio Community Radio)
Richport Enterprises Entertainment Consultants
Voice 210-733-3806
Fax 210-738-8664
Mobile 210-445-1444
Ibrahim Gonzalez
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Radio Libre
[email protected]
Sunday's 2pm - 4pm alternates with:
Con Sabor Latino hosted by Nando Alberrici and Mickey Melendez
3390 Wayne Ave. #G62
Bronx, NY 10467
JacQueline Mestre aka "JacQui TOMA!"
Fusion Latina, Wed's 8 - 11pm ET
88.9 FM, WDNA
Miami, FL
I've been with WDNA since January 2011 and produced my first solo show on February 1,
although I have hosted and produced radio since about 2004. I was offered Fusion Latina's
regular Wednesday evening program and took it over in April 2011. The program airs 8-11pm ET
and is simulcast live worldwide via the stations site,
JacQueline Mestre
100 Lincoln Road, Suite 1438
Miami Beach, FL
[email protected] & [email protected]
Javier Rivera
Esencia Latina
Sat. 6 - 10am NY Time
Rochester's Jazz 90.1 FM
[email protected]
Jesse 'Chuy' Varela
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KCSM 91.1 FM
Latin Jazz with Jesse 'Chuy' Varela
Sundays at 2pm - 6pm
Also 'Jazz In the Afternoon'- Mondays & Tuesdays 2pm - 6pm
No one knows Latin Jazz like announcer, jazz columnist and jazz extraordinaire Jesse 'Chuy'
Varela. Join 'Chuy' as he presents the rich, enduring musical partnership of Latin music and jazz.
Longtime contributor of Latin Beat Magazine.
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, California 94402
Main line: 650-574-6586
On air: 650-574-9136
Jesse Varela
2619 62nd Ave.
Oakland, Ca. 94605
[email protected]
Jimmy 'C' Carter
"Planeta Latino Ohio"
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Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Playing the best Latin in the universe, including salsa, merengue, bachata, Latin beats
10805 Florian Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Jimmy Castro
The Latin Jazz Show
"The Voice of Latin Jazz & Salsa"
Sweet Lou Hidalgo, Co-Host: Miguelito "El Guiro" Lebron
WCLM 1450 AM - Richmond, Virginia
Every Friday from 6pm - 10pm (EST)
Webcast: (Search: The Latin Jazz Show)
Studio Call-In (Live): 804-231-7685
Initially, the founder and host, "The Voice of Latin Jazz" Luis (Sweet Lou) Hidalgo, was interested
in buying advertising time on a local radio station in the Richmond area for his family owned and
operated company, and was asked to host a show by the owner. With no radio experience
"under his belt,", but a substantial knowledge of Latin music, Mr Hidalgo decided to take on this
new venture, and so The Latin Jazz Show was born and aired for the first time on April 6, 2005
on WCLM 1450 AM in the City of Richmond, Virginia. The show was an instant hit, and because
of the limited radio broadcasts featuring Latin music in the Richmond/Tri-Cities area, continues
to be a hit to this day. The staff of The Latin Jazz Show now consists of Host: Luis "Sweet Lou"
Hidalgo, Co-Host: Miguelito "El Guiro" Lebron, Producers: Jimmy Castro and Willie "Don Pepin
de La Salsa" Rodriguez, and Engineer: David Aponte, Sr.
Mailing Address (Latin Jazz/Salsa Artists Productions)
Jimmy Castro
6710 Lakepoint Drive
Prince George, Virginia 23875
Joe Diaz
Latin Jazz Quarter [Friday 8pm - 11pm]
[email protected]
John Child & DJ Tomek
Aracataca-Sampling the harder edges of Latin music and featuring exclusive brand new cuts, live
slices, rare gems and fusions. Plus, news, interviews, features on legends and upcoming artists.
A Polish Londoner, Tomek was hijacked by salsa when a soul and jazz pilgrim in NYC in 1973.
Aracataca on the airwaves first started celebrating musica latina in London in 1984. John Child
in 1986 became involved in writing entries on Latin music, salsa, Latin jazz and calypso and
soca for The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music - now available on the Internet as The
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MusicWeb Encyclopedia of Popular Music. John is an editor and journalist for
23 Clyde Road
Woodgreen, London
Contact: [email protected]
Johnny Conga
Al Lado Latino/On the Latin Side
KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue WA
Bellevue Community College
Saturdays from 6pm - 8pm PST USA
I created this radio show in 2005 and is now 7 years in the making.
[email protected]
Johnny Conga
13234 1st ave.SW
Burien WA 98146
Jorge Quintana
Jorge Quintana y su Tumbao Por La Noche
Monday 9pm - 11pm EST
Veteran for many years of one of New York's longest running Salsa shows 'Latin Voyage' out of
Fordham University in the Bronx.
Vassar College
Box 726
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
[email protected]
Jose Masso
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Con Salsa
[email protected]
Saturday's 10pm - 3am
On June 22, 2010, Jose celebrated 35 years as host/producer of "¡Con Salsa!" on WBUR
90.9FM in Boston. During this period "¡Con Salsa!" has served as "part music show, part party,
part community center and the program is a mecca for Latinos and lovers of all things Latin.
19 Bradley Court
Hyde Park, Mass. 02136
Jose Rizo
KJazz 88.1FM
Jazz On the Latin Side
Fridays & Saturdays from 7pm - 10pm (PST)
[email protected]
[email protected]
Rizo began hosting "Jazz on the Latin Side" on KLON (now KJazz) on January 6, 1990. He was
intricately involved on KLON's "Latin Jazz Club Caravans" and served as a member of the
Grammy's Screening committee for Latin jazz.
Josian Bruno Gomez
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Sundays 1pm - 3pm
In April of 2007 César Colón Montijo y Josian Bruno Gómez take over the program Salsoteca
giving it a youthful touch during the afternoon at Radio Universidad.
Also Carlos Camuñas "Latinorama" - Monday 9 - 10am since January 1994.
Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico
Apartado 21305
San Juan, PR 00931-1305
Juan Camarillo
Latin Jazz Connection
KTEP 88.5 FM
I have been doing the show three years.
University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave.
Cotton Memorial Ste. 203
El Paso TX 79968
[email protected]
Katharine A. Diaz
KPFK 90.3 FM (also heard in Santa Barbara, Northern San Diego & Ridgecrest)
"Canto Tropical" 8pm - 10pm
"Canto Tropical", that just celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2011, is a trilingual fast-paced music
show focusing on salsa, mambo, Afro-Cuban, & Latin jazz from throughout the world. The show
offers exciting new selections each week, insightful interviews with local and visiting artists, and
CD/ ticket and other weekly giveaways. Kathy "La Rumbera" Diaz, along with Armando "El
Caballero Salsero" Nila, take great pride in bringing diversity to each of the weekend shows.
3980 Cazador St.
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Los Angeles, Ca. 90065
[email protected]
Linda Yohn
WEMU 89.1 FM
Monday - Friday 9am - 12:30pm
P.O. Box 980350
Ypsilanti, Mi 48198-0350
[email protected]
"Cuban Fantasy" with Marc Taras on Saturday's from 7pm - 9pm
Lino Roldan 'Taino'
Will be celebrating 20 years on the air in 2012
La Brisa Tropical
1006 N.W. 47th St.- Ste. B
Lawton, OK 73506
Sundays 11am - 3pm
Luis Medina
Music Director - KPFA 94.1FM
Con Sabor
Saturdays 9pm - 11pm
Luis has been in radio since 1974
1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Station Phone: 510-848-6767 Ext 219
On-Air Studio Line: 510-848-4425
[email protected] and [email protected]
Also at KPFA- Art Sato's "In Your Ears"
Saturdays 4pm - 6pm
Luis Raul Montell
Jazz Caribe nace por la pasión de su creador,
Luis Raúl Montell, por el Jazz Latino, y por su perseverancia y deseo de difundir al mundo los
orígenes, valores, instrumentos, conciertos y festivales en que se hace presente ese
extraordinario género musical.
Jazz Caribe se inició como un programa radial transmitiéndose en importantes emisoras
venezolanas. En la actualidad el programa se trasmite por la 97.1 la FM de Barlovento, de 10am
a 12pm.
Atención Músicos: envíen sus promociones a la Casilla de Correos No. 66205, Plaza Las
Américas, Zona Postal 1061, Caracas, Venezuela, o escríbenos al correo: [email protected]
[email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Tel (58 414) 2354090
Mike Bongard
The Latin Train
"The Latin Train/El Tren Latino" features some of the best in Afro-Cuban jazz, New York, Puerto
Rican and Colombian salsa, timba, and Cuban son and is heard every Saturday evening from
8pm - 10 pm EST/EDT on CHUO 89.1 FM, the campus and community radio station of the
University of Ottawa.
[email protected]
[email protected]
396 Dieppe Street
Vanier-Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1L 6V4
Miguel Berrios aka DJ Chilly Willy
Sunday Salsa / House Show and for the chatroom is: I have been a DJ for 40 yrs. and on 'Housemasons
Internet Radio' for 13 months
P.O. Box 7182
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Cell #: 201-667-3433
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Nancy Ortiz
KWAI 1080 AM
Alma Latina Radio Show
Tune in Every Sunday 1pm - 4pm - KWAI/K-108 1080AM
Nancy Ortiz, host of the "Alma Latina Show", gives Hawaii a spicy Hispanic program, and
definitely one of the most popular shows of its kind, bringing the finest in Latin/salsa music and
highlighting local Latin performers and many cultural events as well. Celebrating "30"+ Years on
Hawaii's Airwaves!
[email protected]
45-551-A Paleka Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Studio (808) 524-1080 or (808) 285-0072
New Segments:
1pm - 2pm - New and classic Salsa/Merengue/Bachata/Reggaeton and more!
2pm - 3pm - featuring Christian Salsa/Merengue and "La Palabra de la Semana" (The Word of
the Week) by Pastor Jorge Torres brought to you by Word of Life en Espanol.
3pm - 4pm - Hispanic Scoops, special guests and more music from the Latin world.
Nelson Radhames Rodriguez
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WHCR 90.3 FM - The Voice of Harlem
ESSENCE & RHYTHM - Traditional Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz and Latin (Bilingual English/Spanish)
The Program Essence& Rhythm ("E&R") is a unique music program specializing in Latin
American music and Afro Cuban Jazz broadcast. E&R educates a broad and diverse audience,
thus helping to bridge ethnic and cultural divides. Essence & Rhythm was incepted on January 4,
1992 as a center to promote, explore and develop Latin American arts and culture by examining
the folkloric traditions and modern tendencies of the music of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Nelson graduated from the "Center for the Media Arts" in radio and television production in 1990.
During that year, he started to work on the radio as co-host of the show "Jazz Plus" Sundays
from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on W HCR 90.3 FM. This responsibility prompted him to start
researching about the fusion of Jazz and Afro-Cuban music called today Latin-Jazz.
In January of 1992, he started his own Latin Jazz format show "Essence and Rhythm" as
producer and host, which is still on the air at 90.3 fm WHCR Harlem Community Radio, every
Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Also works as a substitute host at WBAI 99.3 FM Pacifica Radio
show "New World Gallery".
2339 Bruner Ave.
Bronx N.Y. 10469
[email protected]
Nelson Rodríguez
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"Saturday Night Salsa" at KCLU 88.9FM (Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara)
Saturdays: 12 Midnight - 2am (some nights from 1am-3am) PST
"Alma Del Barrio" KXLU 88.9 Fill-in from 10am - 2pm/2pm - 6pm usually Saturdays. Director of
Promotions for TH Records (1980s) & RMM/TropiJazz Records (1990s) and Latin Beat
Magazine columnist from NY and Los Angeles covering Afro-Caribbean Salsa & Latin jazz for
over 20 years.
Five years with both KXLU Alma Del Barrio Saturday & Sunday 6am - 6pm and KCLU (Thousand
Oaks/Santa Barbara/ Ventura counties)…educating listeners on the new and old school salsa &
Latin jazz.
Nelson Rodríguez
9397 N. Burnet Ave.
North Hills, Ca. 91343
[email protected]
Orlando A. Lopez V.
El Magazine De La Salsa
Radio Aeropuerto 1.220AM
Tuesdays thru Fridays 11pm - 12am
Apartado Postal-10.581
Ipostel-Bella Vista
Maracaibo- Edo. Zulia 4002
[email protected]
Orlando Suarez
Latin Jazz Quarter
On air host at WDNA for 15 years (Fusion Latina and Latin Jazz Quarter)
WDNA (88.9 FM and
2921 Coral Way
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[email protected]
Raul Rico, Jr.
KCLU 88.3 & 102.3 FM
Jazz Latino
Thursday nights 11pm - 1am PST
I have been hosting and producing "Jazz Latino" every Thursday night since October 1994.
Jazz Latino KCLU" on Facebook
KCLU 88.3 in Ventura County, 102.3 in Santa Barbara County and online at http://www.kclu.
org/listen/ ?b=fm http://www.kclu. org/listen/ ?b=fm
Jazz Latino KCLU
PO Box 622
Oxnard, CA 93032
Ray Cruz
Sabor Tropical
Saturdays 5pm - 8pm
I have been on radio supporting Afro-Caribbean music for 23 years, 22 of which have been at
95-302 Hookowa Place
Mililani, Hi 96789
[email protected]
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Ricardo Rafael Culque Fayffer
Director - Productor "Rumba & Son"
00 - 511 - 7172011 (Radio Planicie, en el horario del programa)
00 - 511 - 994761913 (Movil)
00 - 511 - 3878738 (Domicilio)
[email protected] - [email protected] - [email protected]
Dirección Postal: AVENIDA GRAU 718 A, La Victoria, Lima, Peru
Código Postal: Lima 13
Escucha "Rumba & Son" en Radio Planicie 91.5FM, si estas en el cono este de lima y en todo el
mundo en EL IP ES Lunes a Viernes 10
a 12pm, Sabados 8 a 12pm y Domingos 9 a 12pm (Horario Peruano) En Cablevision, Canal 6,
Los Sabados De 2pm a 4pm (Horario Peruano)
Robert Fernandez 'Cisco'
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The Roots and Relevance of Salsa
(10 yrs and running Sundays from 2 - 4pm EST)
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
Cel: 203-996-7074
Rolando Sanchez
KNDI 1270 AM
La Onda Latina
Sundays 3:30 - 5:30pm
RSC Music Productions Hawaii Phone: 808-342-0911
[email protected] RSC Music Productions Honolulu
Saúl Zavarce
Presenter & Producer of "Fiesta Jazz"
106.7 PBS FM Melbourne - Australia
Also find Fiesta Jazz on Facebook
Sipho Dumasane
Salsa Potente
Celebrating this year his 40th Anniversary in radio and longtime DJ at Radio Voz W VOZ 1520
P.O. Box 281681
Nashville, TN 37228
[email protected] 615-512-0082
Wednesday- Jazz Latino with Sipho Dumansane (Latin Jazz, 7pm - 9pm)
Thursdays - Super Salsa Potente' with Sipho (Hispanic Music, 7pm 11pm)
Jr. 'Yun Yun' Echevarria- Dimension 103.3 FM
Urb. Valparaise Calle 3, J-11
Toa Baja, P.R. 00949
[email protected]
Mondays thru Saturdays 7pm - 12am
Sylvia Pferffenberger
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Azucar y Candela
Santa Salsera
P.O. Box 2714
Durhan, N.C. 27715-2714
Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm (EST)
Salsa, Latin Jazz & Afro-Cuban Roots
with Santa Salsera
Tom Schnabel
Café L.A.
Sunday's 12noon - 2pm
Long time veteran known for his eclectic Latin grooves.
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tony Vasquez
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Latin Perspective
WRUW 91.1 fm Cleveland (
My shows are broadcast and streaming live at WRUW every Thursday morning from 10am 12pm (EST). I am also a member of PRX, where my shows can be heard and
bought. My shows are podcast from my UK Jazz syndication
Blog: all my info can be found there.
11220 Bellflower Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106
Vicki Solá
Que Viva La Música 89.1 WFDU-FM and
Saturdays 12noon - 4pm EST
Her long-running radio program, that just turned 29 years on the air at Fairleigh Dickinson
University, provides the New York metro community with salsa and Latin jazz produced by a
singular mix of famous performers, plus artists rarely heard on commercial stations.
Featured on American Latino TV, a program hosted at the time by Daisy Fuentes, Solá has
served as an advisor to the Smithsonian Institution, and her articles have appeared in
internationally circulated trade periodicals such as Latin Beat Magazine, for which she writes the
column "A Bite from the Apple." Solá recently published a novel, The Getaway That Got Away
(Full Court Press), and is working on a sequel.
Vicki Solá
243 Edgemont Terrace
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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[email protected]
Victor Rosa
Ritmo Latino
Veteran radio and club DJ on the air since 1999.
Ithaca, NY
[email protected]
Saturdays 6 - 8pm EST
Vilma Gutiérrez de Piñeres
Directora 'Concierto Caribe'
Realizador: Rafael Bassi Labarrera / Locutor: Víctor Gonzalez Solano
Jueves de 8 a 9pm
Uninorte FM Estéreo 103.1 mhz
Universidad del Norte
Tel: 3509239 - 3509216
Fax: 3598852 ext. 123
Viviam Maria López
Cubaneando on the air Wednesdays from 7pm - 8pm (EST)
Online via WDNA 88.9FM
Viviam Maria Lopez's new specialty program "Cubaneando" is celebrating its 1st year on the
South Florida airwaves and worldwide at Every Wednesday (7pm-8pm EST), Latin
music lovers can enjoy an excursion through Cuba's music, its history and global expansion.
Prior to "Cubaneando," Ms. Lopez produced and hosted "Fusion Latina," also on WDNA-Miami
for 15 years.
Viviam Maria Lopez
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2921 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
[email protected]
Wilfredo Seda
Fusion Latina [Thursday 8pm - 11pm]
[email protected]
Willard Jenkins
Ancient Future
Thursday Morning Drivetime Jazz (part of the station's M-F Drivetime Jazz stream)
5am - 8am EST
WPFW 89.3 FM serving the Washington, DC metro region
Streaming live at
2390 Champlain St. NW
Washington DC 20009
contact:[email protected]
On-The-Air Studio:
You should also know about our station's Latin Flavor Stream on Sunday evenings that consists
of three separate programs by three different hosts, each offering their own perspective on Latin
and Brazilian music.
Jim Byers
Latin Flavor: Classic Edition
6pm - 8pm
Programmed since 1996 from my private collection of 18,000+ of vintage Palladium-era
recordings, a typical playlist ranges from Machito, La Playa Sextet, Arty Jenkins and Marcelino
Guerra, to Perez Prado, Charlie Palmieri, Alfredito, Eddie Bonnemere and Hector Rivera. I also
embrace mambo's impact on broader pop culture of the 1950s and 1960s, also explored in my
blog: Mambo-phoniC. A former Latin-jazz critic for The Washington Post, in March, 2012, I begin
season three of my Latin-jazz concert/lecture series for the Smithsonian Institution, Metro
Nancy Alonso
Salsa Dura
8pm - 10pm
Since 1999, native New Yorker Nancy Alonso's program has picked up where the 'Classic
Edition' leaves off, focusing on Salsa Dura from the late 1960s through today. Her typical playlist
ranges from Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon, Fania All-Stars, and Tito Puente.
Tony Regusters & Zezeh
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Sounds of Brazil
10pm - midnight
Brazilian music - past and present, fusion and folkloric. With combined skills and expertise Zezeh, a highly respected samba school dancer and instructor; Tony a nationally known
television producer and filmmaker (his latest, 'Obama in Ghana') - make for an engrossing weekly
exploration of this rich heritage on a number of levels.
Originating on the commercial DC station WHUR in the mid-1980s, the Latin Flavor segment was
brought to public jazz station WPFW in the early 1990s by its creator - DC concert promoter and
broadcaster Hector Corporan.
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