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Blogs related to Latin music history and culture.

History of “Brindis del Bohemio”

At least for a time, the "Brindis del Bohemio" became a New Year's Eve tradition throughout Latin America. Here's a bit of background on it. About Guillermo Aguirre y Fierro The famous poem "Brindis del Bohemio" was written by Mexican…

Thanksgiving, Plena, and Christmas

In the United States and Puerto Rico, the Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of the Christmas season. In Puerto Rico, this will go on until mid-January with the "Octavitas", which should really be called the "Octavas", and then…

Remembering Ray Santos

Raymond Santos was one of those amazing musicians which many of the younger Latin music fans may have missed. Here I will try to give you a glimpse of Ray Santos with the aid of a couple of videos and links to a couple of articles.…