Classical, jazz and folk

A black conductor who compares his job to a football manager? Latinolife just had to find out more about the Venezuelan sensation taking the classical music world by storm.
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With a career spanning over fifty years, Jose Feliciano is one of the biggest names in music. His hits such as Feliz Navidad, still one of the most played Christmas songs ever, and Light My Fire made the Puerto Rican a global household name while, as supremely gifted guitarist and singer-songwriter...
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Aziza Brahim's music adeptly travels the expanse between her Western Saharan roots and Barcelona, her current home. Aziza is a poet and an eloquent spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice.
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An exceptionally talented Bolivian pianist and child prodigy Ana Maria Vera from her debut at the age of eight has enchanted audiences all over the world with her dazzling virtuosity. She has recently won the LUKAS award for Classical, Folk or Jazz Act of the Year 2014. This is her story…
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Making her professional debut aged eight years old, a Gold Record aged eleven, and performing at the White House aged twelve, pianist Ana-Maria Vera has remained devoted to chamber music ever since, performing across the globe with major artists such as Ivry Gitlis, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis...
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Camilo Menjura is a talented Colombian singer and guitar player with a strong professional background. The music he specializes in ranging from Afro-Colombian, Afro-Peruvian or Andean Jazz to English pop and Sudanese Fusion music only proves his versatility. He was chosen Musician of the Year 2014...
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Born in Barcelona in 1979, Moreno got his Flamenco influence from his Andalucian dad. He grew up in a little Catalunyian village, playing in the streets and 'with a great sense of freedom' Moreno before emigrating to London
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Camilo Menjura is certainly a very busy musician! The Bogota born multi-talented player is once again up for a LUKAS nomination, having won in two categories "Musician of the year" and "Community worker of the year"in 2012-2013. When he isn't working on his latest project,...
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Described as “one of the greatest Cuban pianists of the Twentieth Century” by the great Chucho Valdes himself, Cuban Jazz connoisseur and long time fan Royer Alfonso, talks to HIlario Durán ahead of his concert at Ronnie Scotts this week and explains why this is a concert music lovers should not...
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Ali Primera, Venezuela’s own Silvio Rodriguez, was long-discarded to the official cultural sin-bin. But his popularity never waned and now his voice is being resurrected by the establishment that once scorned him.
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Amaranta Wright unveils the extraordinary Venezuelan family that has grown into the leading global percussion brandname, and asks what’s the family secret?
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Not only did he showcase Bossa Nova to the world, Sergio Mendes personifies how you don’t have to be a shark to succeed in the global music business. Due to play in London next month, the Brazilian music legend reminisces with Amaranta Wright on an amazing music career and muses on the importance...
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