Latin Music

Draco Still Livin la Vida Loca

Draco Rosa: From Livin’ La Vida Loca to Beating Cancer By ED MORALES March 20, 2013 For a while Draco Rosa was losing his grip on life, fighting a gritty battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he’d been diagnosed with in April 2011, and finding himself alone in his room, facing his own mortality. “You’re in […]

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Latin Music, Urban/Global Politics

Eddie Palmieri and the Future of Salsa

When you think of 75-year-old Eddie Palmieri, legendary Nuyorican pianist, you think about his classic salsa hits like “Azúcar,” “Justicia,” or “La Malanga.” Or maybe you remember his extensive series of Latin jazz recordings post-1980. But the enigmatic truth about Palmieri is that while he will deny being a salsero or a jazz musician, he is […]

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