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February 15, 2012
Bachata was king in 2011
Bachata was king in 2011

In the year 2011, clearly the rhythm that dominated the Latin music charts and radio airwaves was bachata.Bacahta was king in 2011

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June 15, 2011
So you think you can dance Latin-style?
So you think you can dance Latin-style?

Saludos amigos, as I write this, the show "Dancing with the Stars" is coming to an end. This show has inspired a lot of people to go out and learn a few dancing moves. In this edition I will write about Latin dancing in Rochester.

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May 18, 2011
Brothers have deep roots in local Latin music scene
Brothers have deep roots in local Latin music scene

Saludos amigos! We continue our look at the Rochester Latin music legacy, and in this issue we are going to take a look at a pair of brothers who have been involved in the Rochester Latin music scene since they were teenagers.

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February 16, 2011
Music plays many roles in community
Music plays many roles in community

What is music? To many, it is a way of life. The Chinese philosopher Confucius recognized the importance of music in people’s lives, saying "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."

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By Javier Rivera
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December 16, 2010
Dominican, Puerto Rican musicians' albums reviewed
Dominican, Puerto Rican musicians' albums reviewed

Saludos amigos, and welcome to our music as we continue our review of the many musical productions that have come out in the year 2010.

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October 15, 2010
Three newly released CDs recommended
Three newly released CDs recommended

Saludos amigos! After a two-month vacation I’m back to the column to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the music scene here in Rochester and also on the national level. In this edition I will review some CDs that came out this summer that I hope you enjoy. All these productions can be found at your favorite record store or at the different Internet CD stores.

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July 6, 2010
International music on tap for Puerto Rican Festival
International music on tap for Puerto Rican Festival

Saludos Amigos! The Rochester Puerto Rican Festival, in its 41st edition, brings international music acts to Rochester for everyone to enjoy. I will give you a little bit of history about the acts so when you get to the festival you are familiar with their music and also can make your choices as to which ones to see!

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June 16, 2010
Latin music event celebrates Mother's Day
Latin music event celebrates Mother's Day

Saludos Amigos of El Mensajero! On May 8 Tango Café produced an unforgettable event celebrating Mother’s Day. In the elegant ballroom at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery, hundreds of people attended to witness the performance of Puerto Rican salsero Michael Stuart. Stuart, with hits like "Niña Bella," "Amor A Primera Vista," "Princesa" and many others, is one of this generation’s salsa crooners who can really give you a performance.

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By Javier Rivera
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May 15, 2010
Rochesterians give thumbs up to Cuban salsa band
Rochesterians give thumbs up to Cuban salsa band

On April 10, instead of attending one of the many events happening that night in Rochester, I decided to travel to Toronto, Canada, and catch one of the hottest salsa band that has come out of Cuba, David Calzado & Su Charanga Habanera.

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By Javier Rivera
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April 17, 2010
27th National Salsa Day 2010
27th National Salsa Day 2010

Saludos amigos, I’m Javier Rivera, and this month I will tell you what happened at the Dia Nacional de la Salsa.

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By Javier Rivera
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