Music and Entertainment

Afro Book

Afro-Caribbean Poetry and Ritual

Focusing on orally transmitted cultural forms in the Caribbean, this book reaffirms the importance of myth and symbol in folk consciousness as a mode of imaginative conceptualization. Paul A. Griffith cross-ref...
Perez

Pérez Patitucci Blade – Children of the Light

Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade are the three names that make up this incredible trio, formed out of the unbelievable Wayne Shorter Quartet. After having individual solo careers they’ve realigned f...
Melissa Aldana - Back Home

Melissa Aldana – Back Home

Melissa Aldana, the Chilean tenor saxophonist does not fail to disappoint in this, her fourth album as a lead ‘Back Home’. It’s a transportation into her flowing soul – that deep connection she has with her ins...
Paco Renteria - Gitanerias

Paco Renteria – Gitanerias

Another Classic from Paco Renteria.Paco Renteria’s ‘Gitanerias’ is a work of technical and purposeful, passionate Spanish guitar. He’s so adept in his fretwork you sometimes wonder whether it’s actually a h...
Congo Square

Dazzling Magic of Congo Square

The grounds of the Plaquemines Government Complex in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, are so large that it was difficult to find the correct entrance to the site of an epic documentary movie shoot of Congo Square. Simo...
The Hot 8 Brass Band - 20 Years of Hot Stuff

The Hot 8 Brass Band – 20 Years of Hot Stuff

They say don’t judge a book by its cover.But this is The Hot 8 Brass Band, and this is not a book. On the front of the perspex case it reads ‘20 Years of The Hot 8 Brass Band’, there’s an air of inevitabili...
AlvinQueen

Alvin Queen – Jazz drummer extraordinaire

Alvin Queen is one of the jazz drum legends of all time and developed his skills from an early age on the streets of Mount Vernon, New York. Music and jazz were intrinsic to his upbringing and through his child...