Updated: Aug 28
CUBAN MUSIC - characteristics of
Pure Cuban Salsa in the center of Havana (2017) with LISANDRA GARCIA and GEONYS BOLOY ROMERO
No FUSS No FAKE No Separation-of-Art-from the Masses Just JOY ECSTACY and FUN RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW HOW ABOUT YOU? RU YOU FEELIN IT? R U DANCIN YET? MAYBE JUST YER FEET? MAYBE JUST YER ARMS and HANDS? (from your computer chair) ART IS FOR ARTISTS But we are ALL ARTISTS If we CHOOSE to be WHY LET IT PASS YOU BY LIKE THE WATCHING-CROWD in the SQUARE? LET GO LET LOOSE IT'S EASY
T R Y I T START DISCOVERING YOUR "INNER ARTIST" YOUR "MAGIC" (we've all got it! but it likes to SLEEP -- wake it up!)
SIMPLE TRUTH -- ARTISTS HAVE MORE FUN just watch these two dance... while everyone else looks-on
S A D P A T H E T I C actually so many others just throwing away the treasures of potentially-passionate-living that they've been gifted-with for WHAT?
are they AFRAID?
NOTHING to be afraid of "JUMP IN -- the WATER'S FINE!'
ILYA SEROV -- voice/trumpet/band-leader (featuring the great conguero PONCHO SANCHEZ) doing TANGERINE (a popular song and jazz standard written in 1941 for the 1942 movie "The Fleet's In" - music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer -- in the movie Tangerine was a South American woman with a universally recognized allure)
who says old guys can't still be full of LIFE and FIRE... and able to FULLY DELIGHT the younger people in their lives... with their love, passion and artistry? at 76 i'm STILL finding ways to share my passions... and i'm not even close to being done! although my mobility sucks -- i guess i'll have to skip soccer practice? (permanently)
PALO! Musica Cubana Salsa Jazz Rumba --Cuban-born and/or influenced - now performing in Miami -- this song is SIEMPRE SON FLORES ("Always Flowers For Those Who Want to See Them")
LESLIE CARTAYA (from the original PALO! group) singing here with the CELIA CRUZ ALL STARS -- this song is BAILA (meaning "Dance")
and this from the great Latin music patriarch -- from the San Francisco Bay Area - PETE ESCOVEDO (Sheila E's dad) -- sharing a LOVELY California hilltop family / friends music video (directed by Pete's son -- Michael) covering Al Green's LET'S STAY TOGETHER and featuring the amazing NY singer -- SY SMITH this is the kind of music-making I love! family and friends no crowds no big venues no showing off just pure LOVE just pure WORLD-CLASS MUSIC
CELIA CRUZ - the great Cuban Salsa Queen - singing OYE COMO VA - MI RITMO ('Listen to How - My Rhythm Goes")