Correspondence: Kenya Revisited

Rifftides reader Debra Kinzler writes: I would like to let you know about a concert to take place at New York's Manhattan School of Music. On April 1 Bobby Sanabria, the MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz orchestra and Candido Camero will be giving the first-ever live performance of Machito & The Afro-Cubans Kenya. Bobby has recreated this historic recording that was made fifty years ago in New York City.For an interesting account of the history of Kenya and Sanabria's preparation for the concert, see … [Read more...]

Other Places: Regina Carter On The Radio

Sam McManis, The Sacramento Bee's arts blogger, recently posted an item about an interview with violinist Regina Carter. His piece is a tip of the hat to public radio producer Paul Conley, who frequently does stories about jazz musicians. To read a lovely story about Carter's reaction to winning a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and for a link to audio of Conley's interview, go here. … [Read more...]