1. Conga Legend Valdes Dies At 81

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Master conga player Carlos "Patato" Valdes, the man that Tito Puente once called "the greatest conguero alive," died in New York last night (Dec. 4) of lung failure. He was 81. Master conga player Carlos "Patato" Valdes, the man that Tito Puente once called "…

  2. Cuban Trombonist Jimenez Dies At 90

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Cuban trombonist Generoso Jimenez, who redefined the role of the trombone in Cuban music and Latin jazz, died Saturday (Sept. 15) in Miami of renal failure. He was 90. Legendary Cuban trombonist Generoso Jimenez, who redefined the role of the trombone in Cuban music and Latin jazz,…

  3. Cuban Legend Ibrahim Ferrer Dies

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, died Saturday (Aug. 6) in Havana at the age of 78. The artist was hospitalized three days earlier with gas Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series…

  4. Cuba's State-Owned Label Going Worldwide

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cuban state-owned record company Egrem is getting an international launch for the first time in its 60-year history. Cuban state-owned record company Egrem is getting an international launch for the first time in its 60-year history. The label's catalog features major names in Cuban…

  5. The King of Son

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The late Cuban Beny MorÉ, who died in 1963 when he was only 44, has long ignited imaginations, as much for his compositions and abilities as a sonero as for his colorful life. The late Cuban Beny Moré, who died in 1963 when he was only 44, has long ignited imaginations, as much for his…

  6. Dilated Peoples Stretch Out

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, "Expansion Team" (due out Oct. 23), plays on the Los Angeles-based trio's musical philosophy. "We've gone from performing in a tiny L.A. club to The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, …

  7. Blades, Jobim Among Latin Hall Inductees

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actor Ruben Blades and the late Antonio Carlos Jobim are among the artists who will be inducted into the International Latin Music Hall Of Fame (ILMHF) tonight (April 4) at the organization's t Singer/actor Ruben Blades and the late Antonio Carlos Jobim are among the artists who…