SE LLAMA SABROSO (They Call it Tasty) by Zona Franka (a zona franca is a duty-free port) is an exciting introduction of a style called "Changüí con flow", a fusion of traditional rural changüí with rap and other urban Cuban music. As the name of the group implies, various musical styles from around the Americas are also featured. The songs are Cuban classics re-imagined in fresh, clever and innovative new arrangements that far differ from the original versions.
Beyond Salsa Piano is a history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section – from its first appearance to the present. In a broader sense, it’s a study of the tumbao – the art of creating music from layers of repeating rhythmic and melodic phrases. Whether these syncopated figures are called tumbaos, guajeos, montunos, riffs or vamps, this Afro-Cuban concept lies at the heart of nearly every popular music genre from salsa to rock , funk, R&B, hiphop and jazz.

While presented as a set of method books, the series doubles as a history course and record collecting guide for listeners, dancers, and players of instruments other than the piano.

Perhaps the most important goal of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how tumbaos are constructed, their central role in the texture of Latin music of all eras, and the endless possibilities they provide for creative composing and arranging.

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April 14, 2009

By Michael P. Lazarus, Founder LPM

With over 40,000 previews already posted on his MySpace page, this highly anticipated release from urban music artist LG features the hit "Cuchi Cuchi" among other hot regueton tracks. The perfect "grind with your girl" party album.

What happens when you combine the talent and the experience from the "old school", the moves and the grooves from one of the best hip hop dancers of the nation, and the physique of a sexy, hot Latino? These assets can only be translated into two letters: LG.

Latin Pulse Music is proud to present the WORLD PREMIER of LG's new reggaeton and urban music release: Amo y Señor de la Calentaera

In 2004 he moves to Tampa, Florida where he meets a local dj named DJ Blaster, who provides him with some rhythms that helps the artist practice for what awaited him. Later LG met DJ Lex, they produced his first demo 'Quedate en Cuero' and started exposing their work all over Florida; including the National Puerto Rican Parade in Tampa. While making these presentations LG was discovered by a well-known reggeaton manager from Puerto Rico and was persuaded to come back to the island to continue working where everything was happening. Once back in Puerto Rico, "Luis Guille" meets many important people in the reggaeton scene and reunited with old friend Lisa M; for whom he composed two songs 'Viciosa' and 'Quedate en Cuero' to be included in her latest production.

While carefully searching for representation, LG gets the chance to meet a young and talented musician; Danny Fornaris. Together they founded Fusssion Musik and started to work on LG's first album. At the present time LG has revolutionized "reggaeton" with the very sensual hit "CUCHI CUCHI". He has also make appearances on well known reggaeton productions such as Naldo's Sangre Nueva Special Edition, Gargolas V and promoted the album Guatauba University with the hit song "Guatatata". He has also collaborated with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Shakira and Alexis "El Pitbull" from Alexis y Fido only to name a few. This very talented artist has also participated in commercial advertising campaigns such as Medalla "Si bebes no Guies" and Midori "Fresh Look". This remarkably talented artist has traveled overseas performing in the Caribbean, United States and Europe adding on to his already incredible expertise in the music industry.

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  • There is a history of musical innovations being forged on the island of Cuba before finally breaking out into the wider world and making their mark on music at large. Books like those by Rebeca Mauleón have enabled more of us to participate in that process. Now, ten years after Rebeca’s last book, Kevin Moore has produced a unique and outstanding set of works which make the last twenty years of Cuban music accessible to anyone who cares to learn to play it. It remains to be seen whether the rest of the world is now ready for an injection of Cuban timba.
    - Keith Johnson, England