Exhibit Pays Tribute To Arsenio Rodriguez

“El Ciego Maravilloso” (Exhibit Credit, Jose Rafael Mendez & Henry Medina) @ The 8th Annual International Latin/Tropical Music Collectors Festival

(September 1, 2012) The 8th Annual International Latin/Tropical Music Collectors Festival held at the New York Hilton Hotel, featured a “Tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez: The Innovator of Salsa Music”.

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Latin Jazz Strikes Back!

Maestro BOBBY SANABRIA performing @ Pregones in the Bronx, NYC

(June 8, 2012) Outrage, grass-root protests, media blitzes, and a class-action suit have made NARAS see the light. A year after eliminating the Latin Jazz category from the GRAMMY Awards, organizers have reinstated the prize as part of changes to next year’s awards — scheduled for February 10. Nominations for next year’s awards will be broadcast live on December 5, 2012.

Congratulations to to the coalition of jazz artists and Latin community activities, including our own Bobby Sanabria and John Santos, for their outstanding efforts.

GRAMMY Travesty Continues

reposted with permission
by John Santos

Well, it’s that time of year again – Grammy fever. CBS ramps it up with a constant barrage of mega-bucks commercials of all lengths and even specials leading up to the February 12th telecast that is expected to produce multi-gazillions of dollars. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) inundates the membership with nomination and voting materials, invitations to the big event and its surrounding activities including post and pre-parties, local nominee celebrations and simulcasts, and other propaganda. We’re in the midst of the classic, inescapable corporate full press publicity campaign on TV, radio, print ads, internet, email, facebook, Twitter, and regular old US Postal Service.

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