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Redescubriendo a Carlos Guastavino

Hace un par de meses discutí sobre las dificultades para definir la figura del compositor de música latinoamericano. Hoy quiero hablar del argentino Carlos Guastavino. La diversidad de estilos, escuelas, y motivaciones provocan que muchos compositores se queden fuera de los márgenes de análisis, rígidos y poco inclusivos. Por esa

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Native Roots: An Interview with Desirae Harp and Diego Romero

The first Native Roots Open Mic Series at Resistencia Bookstore on March 13th, will welcome various styles of performance to provide a showcase for up-and-coming Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The event is organized by first-year Linguistic Anthropology graduate student Qui’chi Patlan. By fostering connections between Indigenous/Native communities and cultures across

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Bebo Valdés, 1918 – 2013

  “Even though I’m Cuban, I’m really an American arranger,” he reflected. “Because the way I write has as much to do with American music as it does with Cuban music. And at the same time it has to do with the fugue.” The quote comes from legendary pianist, arranger,

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Nossa, Nossa, assim você me mata

I hope that got a song stuck in your head. If it didn’t, then I hope this does: And if that didn’t, then you may have been one of the few people who managed to escape Michel Teló’s massive 2011 hit “Ai se eu te pego,” a poppy version of

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