Thursday, December 29, 2011

Video: Cuba Cantarla, bailarla, tocarla (1982)

Documentary featuring Juan García Reyes and Gonzalo Ascencio (Tio Tom).
Also has scenes featuring Amado Dedeu, Guillermo "El Negro" Triana, Carlos Aldama, Mario Dreke "Chavalonga" and others.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mexico Disbands Entire Police Force In Veracruz

The entire police force in the major Gulf coast port city of Veracruz was dissolved on Wednesday, and Mexican officials sent the Navy in to patrol.
The Veracruz state government said the decision is part of an effort to root out police corruption and start from zero in the state's largest city.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In memoriam: Danny Chen

Private Danny, Chen, 19,
who was found dead in Afghanistan on Oct. 3.
R.I.P. /D.E.P.
Army Pvt. Danny Chen was driven to his death in Afghanistan by sadistic fellow soldiers who assaulted him repeatedly and made fun of his Chinese ancestry, family and friends charged Wednesday.

The 19-year-old soldier from Chinatown in N.Y.C. was dragged by the bullies out of his bed, pelted with stones, hung upside down while his mouth was full of a liquid, and mocked as “Jackie Chan,” they said.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Feliz dia de Sàngó - Changó - Xângó - Shangó

Dia de Sàngó

Three Yoruba 'Oshe Sàngó' I inherited from my father.
The one on the left was made in 1920, the middle made
in 1970
and the one on the right made in the 1930's.

"Canto a Changó"
Amelia Pedroso with Ilu Aña

"Canto a Changó"
Amelia Pedroso with Mark Lotz' band

"Canto a Changó"
Lazaro Ros con Los Papines