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PlazaCUBA Friends, Associates and Resources

AÑEJO PRODUCTIONS
Founders Alvaro Batista, Rick Washington and Walter Vela produce and promote Cuban music in the Bay Area. For the best timba music and salsa dancing in town, check out La Tropi-Cal at Il Pirata the last Friday of each month and Little Baobab every Wednesday. See the website for more events and a schedule of their Rueda de Casino dance classes.
www.anejoprod.com

Two dancers take a bow
Photo: Loralie Froman

BOOGALU PRODUCTIONS
Focuses on multimedia; produces and promotes DVDs featuring contemporary and traditional Cuban music and dance.
www.boogalu.com

CUBACARIBE
CubaCaribe produces the Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music each spring in the San Francisco Bay Area.
www.cubacaribe.org

HORNS TO HAVANA
A non-profit organization whose mission is to send musical instruments to schools in Havana.
www.hornstohavana.org

SF/BAY AREA SALSA RUEDA FESTIVAL
The biggest Cuban salsa festival in the U.S.
www.salsaruedafestival.com

TIMBA.COM
Informative site with news, links and samples of all types of Cuban music. Particular focus on timba, a contemporary style with elements of traditional Cuban music, salsa, jazz, rock and hip hop.
www.timba.com

AYANO HISA PHOTOGRAPHY
Ayano is a Japanese photographer specializing in wedding, portrait, music, dance, jazz, event and documentary photography. She provided photos for the Horns to Havana website.
www.ayanohisaphoto.com

FRANK STEWART
Frank serves as Senior Staff Photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Frank provided photos for the Horns to Havana website.
www.frankstewart.com

Photo of Salsa Dancers
Photo: Loralie Froman
Cuban Music and Dance Websites

Salsa
JUST SALSA
Web magazine dedicated to Latin music and dance culture. Includes a large photo archive.
www.justsalsa.com

SALSA 2 SALSA
Internet Radio Broadcast dedicated to the promotion of Cuban music, specializing in timba as well as Cuban son, rumba, and changui.
www.salsa2salsa.com

SALSA CRAZY
Dance guide for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Features clubs, teachers and a local and international event calendar.
www.salsacrazy.com

SALSA FIX
News, articles and discussion for hardcore salsa addicts.
www.salsafix.com

SALSA GANG
S.F. Bay Area salsa dancers site featuring news, updates, dance instructors, events and more.
www.salsagang.com

Photo of Cuban dancers
Photo: Loralie Froman

SALSA POWER
Dedicated to the casino-style salsa world plus other features including interviews and music reviews.
www.salsapower.com

SALSA ROOTS
Highlights the history of Afro-Cuban & Puerto Rican music and dance styles.
www.salsaroots.com

SALSAWEB
Biggest on-line source for Latin dance. Includes links to salsa sites and dance venues around the world.
www.salsaweb.com

Jazz
JAZZ CORNER
Complete website for more than 150 jazz musicians, organizations, record labels, interviews and news. Busiest jazz bulletin board on the web.
www.jazzcorner.com

LATIN JAZZ CLUB
Online magazine dedicated to promotion, education & historical preservation of Latin jazz.
www.latinjazzclub.com

LATIN JAZZ NET
Online project dedicated to promoting Latin jazz music and artists. Contains news, reviews, events and interviews.
www.latinjazznet.com

Afro-Cuban Music and Dance
AFROCUBA WEB
Informative site with a lot of Cuban music information, including U.S. tour schedules of Cuban musicians.
www.afrocubaweb.com

THE BONGO PAGE
Web site devoted to the art of bongo drums, bongo drumming and bongo drummers.
www.rhythmweb.com/bongo

Two Cuban men play guitar in park
Photo: Loralie Froman

Other Related Sites
BEMBE RECORDS
Independent Afro-Cuban music record label featuring some of the finest music groups and musicians from Cuba and the U.S.
www.bembe.com

CUBAMANIA
Online community featuring Cuba forums and chats, message boards for news, travel, art, Cuban cigars, music and more.
www.cubamania.com

DESCARGA
Specializing in a wide range of Afro-Cuban & Latin music with a large selection of CDs, music, books and instructional materials.
www.descarga.com

HAVANA JOURNAL
Great resource for information on all kinds of topics, including Cuba business, culture, politics and travel. Versions in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French.
www.HavanaJournal.com

HAVANA TIMES
Presents open-minded writing from Cuba with features, photos and diaries from Havana.
www.havanatimes.org

TIMBA WEB SITE
Web site for fans of timba & Afro-Cuban music.
www.sastom.demon.nl

 
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