Is Rubén Blades Retiring from Music?

In the recent (May 2022) SalsaSwing concert in Puerto Rico, Rubén Blades may have hinted that he's retiring from music. Or perhaps more specifically, from touring. Is Rubén Blades Really Retiring? Here's why I believe Rubén Blades may…

History of El Gran Combo: the 2020s

Like everyone else in the music business, El Gran Combo was impacted at the start of the 2020 decade by the Covid-19 pandemic. And like several other artists, the band tried to make good use of the performing downtime. 2020 Virtual…

Sylvia Rexach at 100 Years

This year we commemorate 100 years of Sylvia Rexach's birthday, and what a better way to do it by highlighting her achievements on International Women's Day. A True Latina Pioneer Sylvia was a trailblazing woman and a versatile artist…

2021 Latin Music Departed

This year 2021 has taken away several Latin Music artists. Especially several of the elite Salsa group, the Fania All-Stars of the '70s. Here's some of the departed in 2021: January: 1. Hector "Bomberito" Zarzuela - the great…

The Black Santa Claus

My wife Ivonne found by serendipity a decorative figure of a black Santa Claus at a local Marshall's store. There was something beautiful and special about this Black Santa that attracted her to it. Why Black Santa is Special We all know…