New Musical Discoveries

I recently discovered an the Spanish Harlem Orchestra:

“Our music style is the original sound of New York old school “Salsa dura” (heavy salsa) that was played in the early years by our pioneers,” says Oscar [Hernández, director, pianist, arranger, and producer].  “That sound has been lost and we want to keep it alive while educating the new generations (and music lovers in general) on the true musical roots of our culture.” 


The next is Martirio, the mysterious balero singer and sunglasses wearer.  


Quinones says she created Martirio to inspire Spaniards to explore personal and artistic freedoms after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.

“Martirio is meant to allow people to confront their true feelings and follow the path of their lives,” she says, “so they are free to love whoever makes them happy, so they can validate their existence, so they can be free within themselves.


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