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Where is Your “Rincón Criollo”?

The "Rincón Criollo" is a small place in New York City, but I believe all of us could have our own. “La Casita” at the "Rincón Criollo" The "Rincón Criollo" is a small piece of land in the middle of New York City, which has a small wooden…

Cortijo and Calypso

This week I read an excellent newspaper article about the involvement of legendary bandleader Rafael Cortijo with Calypso music. In this blog I'll provide a historical framework to it. Cortijo, the Calypso, and the Antillean Connection…

Serie del Caribe Swings with Plena Libre

The 2015 "Serie del Caribe" brings together 5 Latin American countries that have great baseball and great music for a week of competition and entertainment. This spirit is embodied in Plena Libre's song "El Barrio Esta Encendido". Plena…