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Too Early for In-person Concerts

I believe, like most experts, that it's too soon for in-person concerts. God knows we are tired of this quarantine which has now been going on for over a year. Note: I wrote a blog on the coronavirus a little over a year ago. You can…

The Departed of Latin Music 2020

This year, 2020, has been a devastating year for all of us, and on top of it all, the departed were great contributors to our Latin music. I'll make a brief review of those that departed this year. 1. Pedro "Sorolo" Rodriguez…

Latin Grammy 2020: Best Salsa Album

As always I like to look at the Latin Grammy 2020 nominees as a kind of recommendation list of best recordings to check out. I'll start my Latin Grammy 2020 comments with the category of Best Salsa Album. Best Salsa Album 2020 To keep…

NPR’s Alt Latino Podcast on Cumbia

I like to share good content from where ever it comes, and I highly recommend NPR's Alt. Latino podcast on Cumbia music. Insights on Cumbia I really enjoyed this podcast on Cumbia and learned a few things I'll briefly share below.…

Virtual Novenas for Cristo Negro

This pandemic has changed the lives of all of us, including the devotees who this year will have to participate virtually in the "novenas" for the Cristo Negro of Portobelo. Virtual Novenas This year they are transmitting the novenas…