1. Exclusive: Buena Vista Social Club Outtakes Album Set for Early 2015

    November 06, 2014 11:00 AM EST New set will include a trove of previously unreleased tracks from the 1997 Cuban music phenomenon. A new album of previously unreleased music recorded in Havana by Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa and other artists who participated in the Buena Vista Social Club sessions is…

  2. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "…

  3. Wynton Marsalis in Cuba for Historic Jazz Concerts

    October 04, 2010 5:40 PM EDT A country known for groundbreaking jazz is getting a visit from one of America's leading trumpeters, who spent the weekend jamming with Cuban legends ahead of a concert series that will put musicians from the two Cold War enemies on stage together. The visit by Wynton Marsalis and his…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  8. 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…

  9. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena. Below are the winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The 16th annual event was held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena and broadcast live on the Telemundo network. The Billboard Latin…

  10. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

  11. Flor de Amor

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Omara Portuondo, the 73-year-old Cuban chanteuse best-known for her appearances with the Buena Vista Social Club (and an unforgettable turn in Wim Wenders' film of the same name), steps out on her own Omara Portuondo, the 73-year-old Cuban chanteuse best-known for her appearances with…

  12. 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…

  13. Compay Segundo Dead At 95

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and charming frontman for the Buena Vista Social Club group, died this morning (July 14) in Havana. He was 95. Segundo, whose real name was Francisco Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and…

  14. Latin Playground

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While some collections of children's music are meant to be childlike (i.e., giggles, child's choruses, chimes), others are simply meant to be fun. While some collections of children's music are meant to be childlike (i.e., giggles, child's choruses, chimes), others are…

  15. Latin Grammys May Face Picketers

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Awards, yanked from Miami by organizers who feared protests by Cuban exiles, may still face picketers at the ceremony Tuesday (Sept. 11) near Los Angeles. Yesterday (Sept. 6), groups The Latin Grammy Awards , yanked from Miami by organizers who feared protests by Cuban exiles…

  16. Son By Four, Marc Anthony Lead Latin Award FinalistsI

    February 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Newcomers Son By Four and veteran salsero/balladeer Marc Anthony go head-to-head in seven categories in the eighth annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, set for April 26 at the Jackie Gleason Theater o Newcomers Son By Four and veteran salsero/balladeer Marc Anthony go head-to-head in seven…