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Guantanamera – By Adrian Sanchez – includes music videos

Adrian Sanchez is one of the followers of Guyanese Online

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A song which we all should know. Its name alone resonates deep within me and in perfect time with my heartbeat. Guantanamera. I love it when a song, its rhythms and beat, affect me with such physicality. Guantanamera is one such song. Imagine my excitement when I recently heard a new version of this Latin American musical gem. For anyone who has not heard “Guantanamera” and would like to listen: click here and please tell me what you think of it.

Guantanamera

This  version of Guantanamera is a vast collaboration of no less than 75 Cuban recording artists. It was produced by Playing for Change [1]. They recorded and produced this track with Jackson Browne, who stated that traveling with Playing for Change across Cuba was one of the most rewarding and inspiring musical experiences of his life.

As with the most popular versions of this song, this latest recording, is based…

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Band leader Edmundo Ros dies, 100

Band leader Edmundo Ros dies, 100

Edmundo Ros in 1949 Edmundo Ros introduced Latin beats to UK audiences

Band leader Edmundo Ros, the man credited with popularising Latin American music in the UK, has died at the age of 100.

His death was confirmed by showbusiness charity the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Secretary John Adrian said: “He died last night peacefully at his home in Spain, two months short of his 101st birthday”.

Ros received an OBE for services to entertainment in the New Year Honours of 2000. Continue reading

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