Latin Jazz http://www.kplu.org en Jazz, Wine and More Jazz in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-wine-and-more-jazz-chile-argentina-and-uruguay Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:07:25 +0000 Abe Beeson 11317 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz, Wine and More Jazz in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao: Jazz Caliente ... Live! http://www.kplu.org/post/carlos-cascante-y-su-tumbao-jazz-caliente-live <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.&nbsp;</span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> jazz host, Robin Lloyd, presents a feature called Jazz </span>Caleinte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">—a set of three Latin jazz songs that are embellished by Robin’s comments and insights into all forms of Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz.</span></p><p>Recently Robin hosted her first live Jazz Caliente session with vocalist, Carlos Cascante, and his band, Tumbao.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:40:33 +0000 Justin Steyer & Robin Lloyd 9010 at http://www.kplu.org Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao: Jazz Caliente ... Live! Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars: The Soul Of Cuba http://www.kplu.org/post/juan-de-marcos-and-afro-cuban-all-stars-soul-cuba <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a recent visit to Seattle, Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars stopped by for a three-song studio session with </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the </span>KCTS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;9 studios.&nbsp; How good was it?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Well, as host, Abe Beeson says, “If this music doesn’t move you, you’ve got no place to go.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Watch the full interview and performance:</span></p><div>http://youtu.be/ayKsqYLvE0g Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:13:08 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 7809 at http://www.kplu.org Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars: The Soul Of Cuba A look at Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars http://www.kplu.org/post/look-juan-de-marcos-and-afro-cuban-all-stars <p>Cuban bandleader, composer and arranger Juan de Marcos González is known as the "Quincy Jones of Cuba" and as the architect of the Afro-Cuban All Stars (the foundation for The Buena Vista Social Club), and the founder of another successful Cuban band, Sierra Maestra.</p><p>His father was a singer for Arsenio Rodriguez's Orchestra; his uncle was Ruben González, famed pianist for the Buena Vista Social Club.</p><p>Juan's mission is the preservation of his rich musical heritage.</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 7746 at http://www.kplu.org A look at Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars A Cuban Christmas http://www.kplu.org/post/cuban-christmas <p>Christmas Eve is&nbsp;celebrated in Cuba, not Christmas Day.&nbsp;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p>It's called Noche Buena,&nbsp;and it includes food, music, dancing and gatherings.</p><p>A traditional Cuban Noche Buena feast consists of&nbsp;plenty of roast pig (yes, a whole one), black beans and rice, fried plantains and yucca with garlic. &nbsp;To wash it all down: &nbsp;mojitos, cuba libres, or a sidra (sparkling hard cider). &nbsp;Desserts include rice pudding and rum cake. &nbsp;I can feel the food coma starting already.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 7414 at http://www.kplu.org A Cuban Christmas