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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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Peter M. Hargrove

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Ivan Acosta’s How To Create A Rumba, to be released theatrically by Hargrove Entertainment in Spring 2003, will get the party started when it opens the Latin Jazz Film Festival component of the Smithsonian Institution’s "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta" Exhibit on October 23rd in Washington D.C. In January 2003 the exhibit begins a four year, 11-city United States tour.

How To Create A Rumba tells the story of the origins and evolution of Cuban music through conversatio …

In honor of the Latino contribution to the growth and vitality of the East Village, Ivan Acosta’s "How To Create A Rumba" will have a sneak preview as part of the Howl Festival on Saturday August 30th at 4PM at the Pioneer Theater.

"How To Create A Rumba" is presently the opening film of the touring Latin Latin Jazz Film Festival component of the Smithsonian Institution’s "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta" Exhibit on October 23rd in Washington D.C. which is on a four year, 11 …