Buena Vista Social Club

  1. Backbeat: Not Your Daddy's World Music: 2NE1, Yuna, La Vida Boheme Rock MTV Iggy Concert:

    December 16, 2011 4:00 PM EST All of the Lights: 2NE1 on the Times Square Jumbotron during MTV Iggy's Best New Band 2011 concert. (Photo: James Scheiber) Walking up to the NYC's Best Buy Theatre on Monday afternoon the scene outside resembled nothing so much as a mul ...

  2. Manuel Galban, Grammy-Winning Cuban Guitarist and Buena Vista Social Club Alum, Dead at 80

    July 08, 2011 4:50 PM EDT >Manuel Galbán, who died Thursday in Havana, was best known in Cuba for the grooving electric guitar stylings that backed the Cuban vocal quartet Los Zafiros, who catapulted to international fame in the '60s. He found new audiences wor ...

  3. Jolly Boys: Why GeeJam Recordings Launched with a Septuagenarian Jamaican Mento Band

    March 11, 2011 3:11 PM EST -Somethings: Jamaican Mento Group the Jolly Boys, who now cover Amy Winehouse and Iggy Pop, once played For Errol Flynn Eleven years after he sold his UK-based hip-hop label Gee Street Records to Richard Branson's V2 Records, Jon Baker expe ...

  4. Belgian Festivals Collaborate On Bookings

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Sfinks Mixed festival and Esperanzah! Festival have teamed up on a collaborative booking policy. Sfinks Mixed, which launched in 1975, will be staged July 30 to Aug. 1 in Boechout in the Flemish province of Antwerp. Its line-up incl ...

  5. Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club Miss U.S. Show

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first of three U.S. concerts scheduled by Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club was canceled because of a delay in getting U.S. visas, their U.S. lawyer said. The band made famous in a 1999 documentary by German director Wim Wenders was supposed ...

  6. Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club To Play U.S., Europe

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club will make its first appearance in the United States since 2003, with concerts this week in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles before heading off to Europe. The Cuban band will be the latest of Cuba's enterta ...

  7. What 'Buena Vista Social Club' Might Have Sounded Like

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Although the 16th La Mar de Musicas festival in Cartagena, Spain, between July 9-24 is dedicated this year to Colombia, it kicks off with London record label boss Nick Gold seeing his dream come true of bringing together musicians from Cuba and Ma ...

  8. Business Matters: Jelli, Sub Pop, Live Nation, KISS

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Jelli has partnered with Triton Media to launch two of its crowdsourced radio shows to national syndication. Ten stations, including WBOS in Boston and KXTE in Las Vegas. Jelli allows people to select online which songs they want to hear on ter ...

  9. Cuban Govt Honors Kool And The Gang

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cuban culture minister Abel Prieto presented U.S. band Kool & the Gang with an honorary award from the Cubadisco 2009 Festival, given to artists who contribute "to human improvement," Cuban media reported. Cubadisco is the annual Cub ...

  10. Kool And The Gang Performs In Havana

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST American R&B pioneers Kool & the Gang helped Cuba get its funk on, bringing their eclectic mix of sounds to an open-air stage a stone's throw from the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. Robert "Kool" Bell," his brother ...

  11. Year-End Chart Analysis: Compilations Score On World Music Charts

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Compilations took a number of the top spots on the 2009 Top World Albums chart, with “Playing for Change: Songs Around the World,” released on Hear Music, coming in on top. “Paris Magnifique,” which came out on EMI Special Markets/Starbucks, was a ...

  12. Apple Unveils Music-Themed Movie Push

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple today will launch a new marketing and promotional effort designed to drive music buyers to music-themed movies in its video store. The most visible change to the iTunes service will be a Music Movies landing page dedicated to music films suc ...

  13. Buena Vista Leads New Impala List

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Cuban veterans of the Buena Vista Social Club head the latest list of European sales awards issued by independent labels trade body Impala. The 1997 set "Buena Vista Social Club" (World Circuit) has been certified double platinum, ma ...

  14. Obama Raises Hopes For Revived Interest In Cuban Music

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As the annual Cuban music trade fair Cubadisco kicks off May 16 in Havana, promoters in the United States are hoping that a thaw in relations with Cuba could revive interest in the island's music. Encouraged by President Barack Obama's r ...

  15. Caceres Womad Festival Line-Up Confirmed

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cuban guitarist/singer Eliades Ochoa, Colombian duo Aterciopelados, and Mali's Salif Keita headline the 18th Caceres Womad festival, to be held in the western Spanish city of Caceres between May 7-10. The Caceres edition of the world music fe ...

  16. Buena Vista Social Club Bassist Lopez Dead At 76

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, considered the "heartbeat" of Cuba's legendary Buena Vista Social Club for his internationally acclaimed bass playing, died Monday of complications from prostate surgery, fellow musicians said. He ...

  17. Director Wenders Recruits Lou Reed For Berlin Concert

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German film director Wim Wenders has given a keynote address at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, where he also unveiled plans for "The Music of Wim Wenders - Live" featuring Lou Reed. Reed will be the guest star at the concert at Berlin Tem ...

  18. Terrence Howard Nails Down Columbia Debut

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Actor Terrence Howard's debut album, "Shine Through It," will be released Sept. 2. The Columbia Records project is comprised of 11 songs written, arranged and produced by Howard, who sings and also plays lead guitar. The set's ...

  19. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up ...

  20. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music Recommenders offering to launch Nov. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. The Music Recommenders ...

  21. Aussie Impresario Clifford Hocking Dies

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 74. Australian impresario and festival director Clifford Hocking died Monday night (June 12) in a Melbourne hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 74. Hocking is best remembered as launching the career of satirist Barry Humphries (who is ...

  22. 'Buena Vista' Singer Leiva Dies

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," died on Thursday (March 23) in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music lege ...

  23. 'Buena Vista' Singer Leiva Dies

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," died on Thursday (March 23) in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music lege ...

  24. Buena Vista Social Club Singer Dies

    August 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ibrahim Ferrer was 78. Cuban son and bolero singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, died Saturday (Aug. 6) in Havana at 78. He will be buried today (Aug. 8). Ferrer had returned three days earlier fr ...

  25. BMG Pub Spain Buys APA Catalog

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Repertoire features 1,200 songs. BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquired all the copyrights owned by Autores & Productores Asociados, one of Spain's biggest independent music publishers and a specialist in traditional Cuban music. The cat ...

  26. BMG Pub Spain Buys APA Catalog

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquired all the copyrights owned by Autores & Productores Asociados, one of Spain's biggest independent music publishers and a specialist in traditional Cuban music BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquir ...

  27. Navarre To Distribute Globe Star

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Globe Star Media & Entertainment has signed an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn. New York-based Globe Star Media & Entertainment has signed an exclusive North American ...