Latin | ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Michel Camilo, Tito Puente, Mario Bauza & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra & Señora Matancera Celia Cruz

Video: Festival Internacional de Jazz de Montreal Michel Camilo & Tito Puente (1923-2000) – Mario Bauza (April 28, 1911-July 11, 1993 in New York City) & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra – Leverkusener Jazztage 1992 – Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz ((October … Read More

Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue / Screening: Salsa: Latin Pop Music in the Cities

August 9, 2015, 7pm – 9pm East River Park Manhattan In 1983, Felix Hernandez began a two-year project traveling the U.S. collecting hundreds of hours of interviews with R&B artists. The material was used for a 13-part radio documentary called Harlem Hit … Read More

30th Anniversary DJ Celebration: Afrika Bambaataa / Gilles Peterson / Quantic

August 8, 2015 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Ramsey Field, Central Park Manhattan Afrika Bambaataa  Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the “Grandfather,” “Godfather,” and “The Amen Ra,” of Hip Hop … Read More

“Soul Power” (The Greatest Music Festival, 1974) and “Ronn’s “African-American” Discussion

This film dates back to 1974 (41 years ago) and in my estimation the well-being of the African-American has changed little. He/she is still fighting for survival in a very hostile and indifferent culture. What’s most impressive about this film is seeing … Read More

Jose Virgilio Peña Sauza y la Banda Gorda

July 25, 2015, 7pm – 9pm Highbridge Park Edgecombe Avenue Harlem Jose Virgilio Peña Suaza better known as Banda Gorda was born in city of Cotui, Dominican Republic. Joseph began studying the trumpet in 1987, and soon after joined the fire department band … Read More