A message from Wanda and Ramón Luis “Chamaco Jr”. Thirty years after the death of their father, we’re getting closer to making this documentary a reality. Discover the lost story of a salsa legend. Visit our project at www.antrocket.com/aliveandkicking. We have 13 days to reach our crowdfunding goal. Thanks for the support!
The story of Chamaco Ramírez has been a mystery throughout the years. While experts call him “one of the best salsa singers of all time”, his contributions to the genre are largely unknown today. 30 years after his murder, Chamaco is “Alive and Kicking” thanks to a groundbreaking documentary produced by Agúzate. View our trailer and visit our project page here.
Last Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 was Mima’s Chicago Debut at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Some fans traveled for hours across state lines to witness this rare intimate performance by one of Puerto Rico’s brightest stars. She received a standing ovation after two 45-minute sets filled with the beautiful melodies and lyrics that have established her as an iconic figure in her native Puerto Rico. We would like to thank Indio, Sobremesa Supper Club and SRBCC for their support of this show co-produced by Agúzate and Old Town School of Folk Music. Check out our picture gallery by Rafael Franco.
Enjoy the amazing picture gallery by the very talented Eduardo Ortiz, on a special assignment for Agúzate.
Anna Pasillas won a pair of tickets to Bomba Estereo, courtesy of Sound Culture! Don’t miss their CD release show tomorrow, Monday, April 15th, 2013 at Mayne Stage.
Our friend David Linton just won a pair of tickets to Havana Blue. Don’t miss this amazing World Premier!
“Both Chaves and Davis (and the dancers and musicians who work under their direction) have made important contributions to Chicago’s cultural life. It’s a pretty safe prediction that with ‘Havana Blue’ they will create an important and exciting work of cross cultural and cross discipline expression.” -Arte Y Vida
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By Omar Torres-Kortright
It’s hard to remember the mid 1990’s at the University of Puerto Rico without the music of Fernandito Ferrer. For us who lived those times at the UPR, Fernandito’s voice and guitar somehow represented the causes that most struggling students identified themselves with: the right to free education, independence and freedom of expression.
I was a fan of Silvio Rodríguez, El Topo and Roy Brown long before Fernandito emerged in the scene in 1996. However, I can say that I fell deeply in love with Nueva Trova after listening to Fernandito singing Silvio’s classic “Ojalá” in San Sebastián Street, surrounded by the artists, musicians and poets that are now leading the scene in the island. Then I realized that Fernando’s original compositions can be as captivating as those made famous by the Nueva Trova giants of Cuba and Puerto Rico.
I recently received a call from Fernandito. He invited me to his show this Friday, April 12, 2013 at La Bruquena. It’s been a long time since his last appearance here. I will definitely be there to check it out. I can’t think of a better way to bring back good memories and learn about Fernandito’s new musical projects. No se lo pierdan.
We’re happy to report that we have the names of the ticket winners for the Bajofondo show tonight at The Old Town School of Folk Music. Congratulations Steven Aguilar and Cristian Durán. Enjoy the show!