Yusa X Oscar Sánchez: Charm is mutual

In this second work of the MxM series we sit down to talk in the López-Nussa Studio to Oscar Sánchez and ...

Battle of Roosters: lyrical competitiveness or cultural universe?

"They both treated us like diseases, we don't like society." (more ...)

Giving the note: CD Chucho Valdés and Irakere (Original Collection of Cuba)

Mold breakage, transgression, radical change. Irakere broke into the momentum and effects of a revolution in life ...

Backstage: Jorge Rodríguez

That day when he had a record player in front of him and could hear him, Jorge Rodríguez remembers him in the same transcendental way in ...

Photos stolen from the eighties Cuban music

I was born in Paris, in June 1959, due to fortuitous circumstances. My parents, both Argentines, met there; but at ...

Playlist: Back to school

September again. You close your eyes in June and when you open them people go crazy buying backpacks, shoes, ...

Varadero Josone 2019: We want more like this

By Diana Ferreiro and Rachel D. Rojas At six o'clock on Sunday morning, Alexander Abreu, sweating with jets, ...

Reflections on the sonorous voice (about the tribute to Adalberto Álvarez)

On August 17, a concert-tribute was celebrated at the Karl Marx Theater for thirty-five years ...

Medellin danced pretty and tasty

His rumbera skin, which breathed Cubanness and rhythm, would fulfill for these calendas a hundred years, if not for cirrhosis ...

Adolfo Guzmán 2019 Contest: Week 1

With the Guzman happens as with Dracula, A Star is Born, or It. Embalmed bodies in perfect condition, ...

Giving the note: Danceable boleros vol. IV

Bolero. A feeling that is danced In this plate that brings together a group of danceable boleros almost begins a…

Cuban dance music: to hear you better

I would dare to say, as a simple user or dancer, that what we call danceable popular music is making use ...

Who goes to the carnivals?

There are two kinds of people for whom life is a continuous party: the very rich and the very poor. ...

Demystifying the recording studio (III): The home studios

I have no record of the existence of a home recording studio in Havana during the audio era ...

Music, the creative food of Fernando Florit

Fernando Florit has been many people in one: design student and engraving student of Belkis Ayón in La…

Arema Arega, alone at home: Identity and streaming

This is the second installment of a series of videos that Cuban artist Arema Arega sends us from Barcelona.…

Sounds (and tastes) to Alto Guiso

The band has the strength of four women and a powerful, firm sound; his music, speech and performance are distinguished ...

Perreo (and other lively)

Pets or pets, pets, bugs. There are a thousand and one ways to name those beings that accompany us ...

The heartbeats of Daymé Arocena

On the third attempt Daymé Arocena got away with it. After a couple of albums and EPs that ...

Manuel Galbán: «They were born to sing»

The Sapphires had run out of guitar and were crazy throughout Havana looking for one to continue ...

Dayramir González: Variations between big and small @

By Vivi Alfonsín and Juanjo Berdullas The Jamboree is a dark cave, a jazz club several meters below…

Dismantling the night: The Green Bulb House

It has been almost half an hour since Gillen Garcia had to serve a milkshake to one of the tables. It is not…

Backstage: Mayra A. Martínez

This is not the story of a girl who grew up in a musical environment, who had uncles who played in ...

The secret weapon of the Gibara Film Festival?

It is the first time of Rolo Cabrera at the Gibara International Film Festival. In its double condition of ...

Other roads of Santiago: The classics of Santi

In the fifth episode of the series Other roads of Santiago, the tremendous actor that is Luis Alberto García ...

Love Deluxe Edition, what will happen if you open this door?

You listen to Haydée Milanés in the waiting room of a hospital and at the P2 stop under that ...

Literature feat. Music: Three poems by Luis Lorente

(Macorina) You put your hand smooth, warm on my knee; a rite, what a wonder when the hand talks. (more ...)

His name is Bakosó

From East to West move three fundamental currents: people, revolutions, and music. When someone refers to Santiago as ...

Built villager

There was a time when Aldo made me cry by throwing her a cappella. This Aldo transmits little and supports ...

Songs for summer

In times of record temperature peaks, from Greenland melting and digging up the sand, from impossible electricity bills, no ...

Magazine AM: PM no. 3

We arrived at the year. What seemed like a dream in June 2018 is crystallizing as a reality: we have a ...

AM-PM 2019: Weaving networks in networks

Cuban music is a vast territory, a continent of sonorities crowded into an insula. Delicatessen is cooked here and ...

Nelson, an extraordinary animal

Everything happens in a country where those who follow rock are always making music a contraband; his…

Were there queens from the vitrola in Cuba?

They were two; The first to wear the crown of that reign was, of course, Olga Guillot. (more ...)

The importance of being called Síntesis

About the year 1623, the space that today is known as Plaza de La Catedral was a monastery filled with ...

Giving the note: Conga by neighborhoods

And Pello spoke to me: "People came walking. They were crammed against each other. Everyone laughed at his ...

Oscar Sánchez: road map of a stupid troubadour

I entered the room like someone entering a cage: cautious, pretending normalcy. He laid his back on the door ...

AM-PM: The music does not have a fixed schedule

There are many aspects related to music that -for dissimilar reasons- lack the necessary space for reflection, the ...

Arema Arega, alone at home: Tags for your music

From Barcelona, Arema Arega has agreed to share with the readers of Magazine AM: PM her experiences as an independent musician. Of…

Music office: Five tips to deal with criticism

There was once a musical criticism in Cuba. As a trend, as a rule, as a movement. Some were favorable and others negative. There was, ...

Tony Taño: «It is orchestrated in the imagination»

Musical theater is a great school for any musician, and for me it was. Whoever has that experience acquires ...

A like and a comment for La Charanga Forever

The dance music in Cuba received a strong blow at the end of the 1990s after the split of ...

Together ... and scrambled. The sound design of audiovisuals

On many occasions I am asked to make the sound design of simple projects, in ideal conditions: few performers full of peace, ...

Solar

On top of those beautiful arrangements -mambo, jazz, rumba, everything that exists-, of that well executed music, that flat flow sounds, ...

Dando la nota (Giving the note): Art Bembé

Now it seems the most natural thing in the world to say it backwards but in the early days we said "Pavel y Gema" ...

The Egrem gave the order: To break the coconut

"It's a story that Arsenio Rodríguez died poor and forgotten," Mario Bauzá told Leonardo Padura at a New York bar ...

Pepe Gavilondo: "They are taking curiosity away from people"

If you ask a random Cuban who is Pepe Gavilondo maybe, with a lot of luck, he may recognize it ...

Nacional Electrónica or the trip to the synaesthetic summit

Within the electronic music scene in Cuba, Nacional Electrónica (NE) emerged fifteen years ago, the fruit of ingenuity ...

Time passes and your voice remains, always your voice

It seemed incredible that, a few months apart, I could have in my hands another musical production starring the Bride ...

Luis Barbería: Force and Light

Fuerza y Luz (Unicornio, 2018), second solo album by Luis Barbería, is another one of those albums to have in ...

Other roads of Santiago: the great children enchanter

Fourth episode of the series Other roads of Santiago, in which Violeta Rodríguez tells us about the particular relationship ...

Rxnde Akozta, bullet in the air

This is a record too fast. Randy said it, that after Outlet (2017) he did not think to take another one in five ...

Sigrid and the will to join rhythms

It's been a few months now that Sigrid Armenteros was back on track with her second solo album, Confluencias (EGREM, ...

Cimafunk for the USA in three acts

First Act: Debut in Los Angeles (more ...)

Consumption and music market in 2018 (in figures)

How did the music market move in 2018? How did sales behave globally? Which were…

Dando la nota (giving the note)

Vinyl records did not always come (do they come?) Accompanied by notes about their content. Not being frequent ...

Clave and memory of the Ritmo Oriental Orchestra

The weight of oblivion has fallen on the Oriental Rhythm. It is true that Cuban popular music has ...

The Hierrezuelo lineage: interview with Reinaldo and Caridad

REINALDO: You say "famous family", but you could have chosen another phrase. I do not like the word famous. Being famous is ...

The kings of the jukebox

They were the soundtrack of the biggest cities and the most remote places of Hispanic America. Their voices…

+Retratos, exhibition by Danay Nápoles: Reality and parable

Danay Nápoles has been building a solid career as a photographer in Cuba, particularly in the field of portraiture. Good part ...

El Tipo Este, the rematch

We are talking about this album that was five years in the oven of his head, too much done. He is in…

Other roads of Santiago: Juan Carlos Baglietto talks about Santiago

The third episode of this series brings us to the great Argentine singer-songwriter Juan Carlos Baglietto telling us a funny story about ...

The Micha: "The children who leave and return are not bad; and I'm back "

December 2018: Micha performs twelve concerts in ten days in the eastern and central regions of Cuba. When…

From La Corbata to Jesus del Monte. The first 100 of an endless tour

In the last eight years something has been happening that was not supposed to happen. It's not supposed to be ...

Literature feat. Music: Piano

You have a hard face and the piano has a waist ... The piano has a waist. (more ...)

The Committee: The boys jazz wanna have funk

Every so often, the narrative of Cuban popular music is shaken by the emergence of an unprecedented collective that ...

Ibeyi: What's your sound?

La Habana, 2002. For the recording of El güije, a cheerful song of Arab air, Haydée Milanés and Descemer Bueno ...

Laura de la Uz: Some songs from my life

If you were the lucky ones to attend that Reality Show with Laura de la Uz that the excellent actress ...

Demystifying the study (II): Project studies

The musician creates all the time, at any time and often feels the need to register that brilliant idea ...

Office: Music is my life ... what will I do when I graduate?

While many of today's Cuban music students want to be full-time musicians, not all of them are so ...

Frank Domínguez: As in a dream

I visited it for the first time thanks to Arturo Arias Polo, who had enrolled me in the script of a documentary ...

Long live the Havana World Music

The Pink Room of La Tropical burned for three afternoons and its nights in the sixth edition of Havana World ...

The sound of the factory inside

The line of people has grown from seven or eight at night. It is about 70 meters long ...

Yoyi Lagarza and his box of crayons

What most attracts the attention of Jorge Luis Lagarza (Havana, 1988), when one sees it for the first time, ...

The Gospel according to San Choco

"I am a schizophrenic fan of Elvis (...) I do not want his name to be overlooked" ...

Magazine AM: PM no. two

There are 30 days until the start of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. From that moment, ...

Other roads of Santiago: Santi in the gym

This is chapter two of a series where we want to tell Santiago Feliú that you knew: from the Santiago genius ...

J'adore the Cuban salsa

There is no pretense in him. He defines himself as a Frenchman passionate about Cuban music. (more ...)

GRL PWR in 50 songs

  Today many women of the world end up. They will go out to the streets to demand rights and justice and respect ...

Fucked, lost and hidden: ninth punk themes

No reconstruction can replace the way they felt. Not a movie or a review or another song. They usually ...

Download: Dafnis Prieto

As a means, my body becomes the physical habitat of a circular energy, a force that transcends the ...

The Elephant Family trip

Elephant Family is a project that emerged three years ago, from the idea of a group of artists led by ...

From Oxygen to X100pre, Miami in two stages

7:35 Infinity corridor in ocher tones, empty, soundproof, alien. Pure American movie. This could be Manhattan right now. I press the ...

The tornado, the city and its musicians

The Havana nights of January 27 are usually full of youthful charm, of university students who come from all ...

Where do I go if I want electronic music?

One of the main problems that slow down the development of electronic music in Cuba is the lack of sites ...

Dayan Carrera Fernández, timba añeja and are current

Although we lived in the same neighborhood, I had never coincided with him. He passed by my house and he responded to ...

An ordinary day for Green Lights

Throughout the world, the release and the roar of rock and roll were contradictory, at first, for the ...

The SGAE and the musical exchange between Cuba and Spain

In the 80s of the twentieth century the Spanish musician Santiago Auserón (aka Juan Perro), had "discovered", hand in hand ...

Love and music. Songs of love for February 14

A few days ago we asked in the networks with what song they would wake up their jevitxs this February 14th. The result…

Other roads of Santiago: Iceberg was written here

From Magazine AM: PM we want to tell Santiago Feliú that you knew: from the Santiago genius of the left-handed guitar to the Santiago gago ...

And now that we are sober, Teamgla'o arrives

If the fusion is the fashion genre, it is logical to think that many bands of the patio are experimenting with fans ...

The music he wants to raise to Havana

The concert started shortly after eight to the rhythm of electronic music. People were entering Study 50 and, ...

Download: José María Vitier García-Marruz

I firmly hold that the piano is the essential instrument of Cuban musical culture. The piano was raised from the ...

A (non-exhaustive) Chronology of music journalism written in Cuba

A tour through the illustrious past of Cuban publications on music

Patry White: "I'm not going to stop until I get a Latin Grammy"

He welcomes me into his house with a foot in a cast and supported on an armchair. Apparently it broke a ...

Adalberto del Río: in my way I succeeded

The biggest thing I had in my life was Orlando de la Rosa. I met him at 16 years old. When…

Solid, how in the old days?

We live in an era in which, despite the obvious popularity of reggaeton in Cuba, the local press ...

The children of María Caracoles: a look at urban music in Cuba (1988-2018) I

Certainly no one could anticipate or imagine what we would hear and live in music thirty years later. In…

Literature Feat. Music: Things (fragment)

The troubadour they most admired was called Domingo Ferrer. His songs were as made to the measure of Ricardo ...

Tata Güines and the endless tribute

Imagine a band where the pianist is Ernán López-Nussa and the contrabass is played by Jorge Reyes, alternating with Alain Pérez ...

Gastón Joya and his New Cuban Trio: sober, fast-paced, traditional

Going to Jazz Plaza concert on Monday at 6:30 in the afternoon is one of the most sensations ...

10 tracks to jam in Jazz Plaza Festival

What would a drummer's playlist look like? What sounds in your universe? Magazine AM: PM wanted to suggest a playlist of ...

A year of rock in Havana in photographs

Jorge Luis Toledo likes concert photos. Anyone who follows their publications on social networks can ...

The empires that reign in Las Vegas

While the stage lights up with a whitish light that bounces on the red backdrop of the background, the sound of ...

En tiempo real, rap of different formula

There are few more surprising experiences for a music lover than to run into a rap album that, while not losing ...

Cuban disks of the year 2018 (chosen by the critics)

As we hope it's tradition, Magazine AM: PM has once again called a group of critics, music journalists, music lovers, and musicians to ...

Most read and shared Magazine AM: PM in 2018

Although our magazine formally started in the middle of the year, we did not want to stop sharing the list of the most popular works ...

Camilo Lara: Emotional thermometer

In June 2017 the AM-PM event "America for its music", organized for the third time by Fábrica de Arte Cubano, ...

Classes in the old school

It's five in the afternoon and in the courtyard of the Casa de la Amistad, located on Paseo ...

Literature Feat. Music: Jazz musicians

I. Saxo A sax is too sad an instrument for sparrows to dance on the electric string. (more ...)

The tears of Miss Dayana

Dayana Chávez Victoria, the thin girl who wore tennis runners and wore a black lycra and a tight pullover ...

Chucho Valdés on Bebo: "Teacher, father, friend"

Where does the coincidence end and the mystique begin? I often ask myself, when I check several times a day the ...

Héctor Téllez Jr.: songs with a life of their own

Being Cuban and not knowing how to dance is almost a sacrilege before some paradigms that define us. Our most popular music ...

Voy: around the world in ten songs

Let's pretend that this is not a review and that this is not me telling them: "Listen, I'm the third ...