[JPL] New Cuban music special for Hispanic Heritage Month

Andy.Cahn at sonybmg.com Andy.Cahn at sonybmg.com
Mon Sep 3 11:56:49 EDT 2007


Thanks to everyone who has responded so far to the latest list of Joyride Media music documentaries.  Here is some more information about 90 MILLAS, a new program on the roots of Cuban music and Latin jazz that will be great for your Hispanic Heritage Month programming (Sep 15 - Oct 15).
 
Gloria Estefan, Candido Camero, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Generoso Jimenez, Paquito D'Rivera, Sal Cuevas, Paquito Hechevarria and Nelson Gonzalez discuss the evolution of Cuban music and Latin jazz over the last 50 years, to their new collaborations with Estefan on her new CD of Cuban classics, 90 Millas.
 
Although some musicians could only do these interviews in Spanish, Viviam Lopez from WDNA-FM (Miami) did a wonderful job with the translation voice-overs. 
 
Program CDs are ready to ship on Tues 9/4.   If interested, please respond as soon as you can to make sure you are on this mailing list.  You can also download/preview this program through PRX at http://www.prx.org/pieces/20439 <http://www.prx.org/pieces/20439> .
 
Can you let me know when you think you can air 90 Millas?  More details are below.  Please also feel free to pass this note on to any Latin specialty show hosts at your station.
 
Thanks,
 
Andy Cahn 
Director of Promotion
Sony BMG Commercial Music Group
Artist & Catalog Development 
212-833-6279 
andy.cahn at sonybmg.com <mailto:andy.cahn at sonybmg.com> 
 
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90 MILLAS
Hosted by Bernadette Peters

New one-hour radio special dedicated to Cuba's musical diaspora, and its rich heritage that continues through its most prominent exiled artists.  Gloria Estefan, Cachao, Paquito D'Rivera and other Cuban-born musicians comment on the music from their homeland, and their collaborations on these songs recorded for Estefan's new album, 90 Millas.
 
"90 Millas, which means 90 miles, is the distance between the most southernmost point of the United States in Key West and Cuba.  For us Cubans, 90 miles is very representative of not just a distance in miles, but a distancing of intellectual, emotional, spiritual proportions, because it's really...it doesn't matter what the distance is, we're separated from our homeland.  So, for us it was kind of like saying, okay this is a distance but nothing can separate us from out cultural and musical heritage.  It's still very much alive in us."  - Gloria Estefan.

As Cuban people spread across the workd, so did the their music and culture.  That history remains alive wherever Cubans landed, especially in New York, Miami, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.  Most importantly, these musicians passed these traditions to the new collaborators they found in their new homes.  Their rich traditions reached new audiences as it mixed other genres or evolved into new ones - such as Salsa, Mambo, Fania, or Gloria Estefan's Cuban-styled pop

Estefan worked with many of the artists responsible for this progress to create the new arrangements of Cuban classics featured on 90 Millias.  Candido Camero, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Generoso Jimenez, Paquito D'Rivera, Sal Cuevas, Paquito Hechevarria and Nelson Gonzalez join Estefan to discuss the history, present and future of their musical roots.

PRODUCER: Joyride Media (Paul Chuffo & Joshua Jackson).     
HOST: Bernadette Peters.
BROADCAST WINDOW: Begins September 14, 2007                          
LENGTH: 59:00 or 54:00 versions available with breaks for local spots. 
TERMS: Available for all USA radio broadcasters at no cost.  Program contains no national spots.
CONTACT: Andy Cahn (212-833-6279, andy.cahn at sonybmg.com
PRX: http://www.prx.org/pieces/20439 <http://www.prx.org/pieces/20439> .
<mailto:andy.cahn at sonybmg.com>  


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