events

FRIDAY MAY 13

talk - Jose Conde of Ola Fresca

6-8pm Bloombars, Washington, DC. "We are Bridges!, Cuban music in the Diaspora" and later that night...

concert - Ola Fresca w/ Jose Conde

10pm Bossa Bistro, Washington, DC.

Ritmo Latin Festival

Cary, North Carolina. festival info

concert - Afro-Cuban All Stars

8pm Afro-Cuban All Stars with Juan De Marcos. Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia. details

SATURDAY MAY 14

festival - Cubadiscos

CubaDiscos Festival begins in Havana. see full schedule

radio - Mezcla Global Sounds

4-6pm PDT Join Axaya on KUNV 91.5 FM, Las Vegas, NV. show info | listen online

concert - Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros

7pm NY based band @ El Tucan. Miami, FL. band | event

concert - Mambo Memories

7:30pm Reliving the Palladium Era, featuring a galaxy of artists, including Cándido! Hostos, Bronx, NYC. details

concert - Son de Madre Trio

7:30pm Flor de Sol, NYC. band info

radio - The Latin Train

8pm-12am Michael Bongard presents "The Latin Train/El Tren Latino." Afro- Cuban sounds, CHUO, 89.1 FM, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada. station site

concert - Afro-Cuban All Stars

8pm Afro-Cuban All Stars with Juan De Marcos. Leaf Festival, Black Mountain, North Caroline. festival details | band site

concert - YeraSon Trio

8pm YeraSon Trio at Havana Central Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY. No cover. band | club

concert - Orquesta Ochún

9pm Cuban 14 piece at Havana Central Times Square, NY. No cover. club info

concert - Gary Lucas

8:30pm Our pal, guitarist Gary Lucas @ Gaia Arts Center, Havana. Gaia center | Gary's site

concert - Manolito y Su Trabuco

9pm Salsa + timba from Camaguey + Havana, EU tour, every night of Cuba Music Week. Tonight La Tentation, Brussels, Belgium.

concert - Palo!

9pm Afro-Cuban funk. Casino Miami, Miami, Florida. No cover. casino | band

concert – Ola Fresca

9pm Ola Fresca w/ Jose Conde. 8th Annual Charlotte Cuban Festival, North Carolina. band site | festival info

festival - Cubanyando

10:30pm–4am Workshops, dances + parties, May 13-15. Tonight, Angel Yos y la Mecanica Loca & El Nino y la Verdad, Septeto Nabori. Toulouse, France. festival

dance - DanzAbierta

8pm Cuban group mixing a variety of styles in a Cabaret setting. Joyce Theater's Cuban Festival, NYC. Joyce | group info

SUNDAY MAY 15

concert - 3D Ritmo de Vida

2-5pm YeraSon Trio at Havana Central Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY. No cover. band | club

dance - DanzAbierta

2pm + 7:30pm Cuban group mixing a variety of styles in a Cabaret setting. Part of the Joyce Theater's Cuban Festival, NYC. Joyce | group info

dance - Lounge Rumba

3:30pm + 6pm PDT Afro-Cuban rumba based drums, dances, and songs. La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA. Free. La Peña

concert - Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros

7pm NY-based band @ El Tucan. Miami, FL. band | club

concert - Son de Madre Quartet

7:30pm Pipa Restaurant, NYC. band

concert - Alexander Abreu y Havana d'Primera

?pm  Don Cangrejo, Chiapas, Mexico. band

concert - Arturo O'Farrill

9 + 11pm Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Birdland, NYC. Arturo | Birdland

MONDAY MAY 16

radio - The Isle of Music

8pm shortwave broadcast WBCQ.com (7.490 frequency) or online Tunein.com or Streema.com

dance - DanzAbierta

7:30pm Cuban group mixing a variety of styles in a Cabaret setting. Part of the Joyce Theater's Cuban Festival, NYC. Joyce | group info

TUESDAY MAY 17

concert - Alexander Abreu y Havana d'Primera

matinee Casa de la Musica de Miramar, Havana. There are TONS of concerts, around the clock, at the many Casa's run by Egrem schedule

dance - DanzAbierta

7:30pm Cuban group mixing a variety of styles in a Cabaret setting. Part of the Joyce Theater's Cuban Festival, NYC. Joyce | group info

concert - Son de Madre Trio

7:30pm Son Cubano, West New York, NJ. band | club

WEDNESDAY MAY 18

radio - Global A Go Go

3-5pm Host Bill Lupoletti has crafted a Cuban show for us. WRIR 97.3, Richmond, VA. site with playlist + stream | podcasts

talk/demo - Roberto Carcassés

4:30pm "How Cuban Music Works." A talk for our Cuban Tour group by pianist/bandleader. Roberto Carcassés

concert - Havana Night Salsa Social

8pm DJ El Gringo Latino host dance lessons and dancing. Havana Central Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY. club

concert - José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda

11pm Timba pioneers, led by flautest Cortés perform. band | Casa de la Música Habana, Cuba

concert - 'Round Midnight - Interactivo

11:30pm Mr. Carcassés and a host of leading Cuban artists at the Bertolt Brecht Theater, Havana. Roberto Carcassés

THURSDAY MAY 19

concert - YeraSon Trio

7-10pm YeraSon Trio at Havana Central Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY. No cover. band | club

dance - Irene Rodríguez Compañía

8pm Cuban group rooted in classical Spanish Flamenco. Joyce Theater, NYC. group | Joyce

radio - Con Aché

10pm online Salsa Warriors program with Marysol Cerdeira. Salsa Warriors | con ache program

FRIDAY MAY 20

Loft Party + Performance - Los Muñequitos

3pm Los Muñequitos de Matanzas will perform in their loft for ARCtour, Matanzas, Cuba. The most respected and talented folkloric ensembles in Cuba. group

concert - YeraSon Trio

8–11pm Music and Dancing with YeraSon Trio at Sunny Atlantic Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY. band

dance - Irene Rodríguez Compañía

8pm Cuban group rooted in classical Spanish Flamenco. Joyce Theater, NYC. group | Joyce

concert - YeraSon Trio

8pm Conjunto Guantanamo at Havana Central Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY. band | club

radio - Con Aché

10pm online Salsa Warriors program with Marysol Cerdeira. Salsa Warriors | con ache program

SATURDAY MAY 21

radio - Mezcla Global Sounds

4-6pm PDT Join Axaya on KUNV 91.5 FM, Las Vegas, NV. show | listen online

dance party - OYU ORO

6:30–9:30pm NOCHE SANTIAGUERA, An evening celebrating Cuban arts: dance party event, live music and salsa lesson, tasty drinks in conjunction with Liethis' monthly party, Sandunguear a lo Cubano. Teatro LATEA, NYC. band | theater

house concert - Telmary

7pm Cuban spoken word artist and rapper offering ARC Tour members a special performance. Havana. Telmary

concert - Son de Madre Trio

7:30pm Flor de Sol, NYC. band

concert - Arturo Sandoval

8pm One of Cuba's leading trumpeters. Carpenter Center, Long Beach, CA. group | center

concert - YeraSon Trio

8-11pm Cuban group at Havana Central Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY. No cover. band | club

radio - The Latin Train

8pm-12am Michael Bongard presents "The Latin Train/El Tren Latino." Afro- Cuban sounds, CHUO, 89.1 FM, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada. station

concert - Alexander Abreu y Havana d'Primera

9pm Bigtime dance at outdoor beerhall, Salón Rosado de la Tropical, Havana.

dance - Irene Rodríguez Compañía

2pm + 8pm Cuban group rooted in classical Spanish Flamenco. Joyce Theater, NYC. group | Joyce

SUNDAY MAY 22

radio - Con Aché

10am Online Salsa Warriors program with Marysol Cerdeira. Salsa Warriors | Con Aché

dance - Irene Rodríguez Compañía

2pm Cuban group rooted in classical Spanish Flamenco. Joyce Theater, NYC. group | Joyce

radio - The Other Black Music

3-5pm Host: DJ Graybeard. WRIR 97.3 FM, Richmond, VA. stream | show page

concert - Buene Fe

8:30pm Closing concert of CubaDiscos. SOLD OUT (but we'll be there!). At Karl Marx Theater, Havana.

concert - Son de Madre Quartet

7:30pm Pipa Restaurant, NYC. band

concert - Arturo O'Farrill

9 + 11pm Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Birdland, NYC. Arturo | Birdland

Tuesday May 24

The party never stops

Orquesta Estelar, a community-based Cuban Big Band from London will be playing at the JCR, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Freewheeling and fun -- wish we were there!