Eleazar López Contraras

Edition 466: From Damiron to Shakespeare
FEBRUARY 10, 2014 · NO COMMENTS

The merengue arrived in Venezuela from the hands of Billo Frómeta, who opened the first set with Caña brava when he debuted at the Roof Garden

Edition 465: Columbus, trumpets and bonche
JANUARY 20, 2014 · NO COMMENTS

The ancestors of the Andean general Rafael Nogales Méndez go back to Christopher Columbus, on whose fourth voyage Captain Diego Méndez came

Edition 464: The Four of Cantinflas
NOVEMBER 29, 2013 · NO COMMENTS

Spanish folk music, more than any other, made use of plucked string instruments, which generate short and rhythmically complex notes.

Edition 463: Appreciating music
NOVEMBER 22, 2013 · NO COMMENTS

Music is an art that is unlike any other, because it is invasive and does not require direct attention like writing or painting. However, its flow is similar to that of words

Edition 462: The maracas of Cuba
NOVEMBER 22, 2013 · NO COMMENTS

Cuban television appeared in 1950 and, in color, in 1958. Regarding the …

Edition 462: The maracas of Cuba
NOVEMBER 15, 2013 · NO COMMENTS

Cuban television appeared in 1950 and, in color, in 1958. With regard to radio, Cuba was the second nation in the world to inaugurate a station (PWX) and the first to broadcast a music concert and present a radio newscast.

Edition 461: From Selena to Oedipus the King
NOVEMBER 8, 2013 · NO COMMENTS

Selena’s name doesn’t say anything around these parts, so maybe someone thinks it’s a shampoo or hand cream

Edition 460: Blacks, guaguancó and sheik
NOVEMBER 1, 2013 · NO COMMENTS

Fifty years before the discovery of the New World there were already black slaves in the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal

Issue 459: Duke Ellington with tips
OCTOBER 25, 2013 · NO COMMENTS

In the middle of the 1930s, when the big American bands were perched on the wagon of swing fever