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Friday, February 20, 2015

Pimpinela en Concierto

Pimpinela en Concierto

Granoble Entertainment presentará el grupo latino muy popular "Pimpinela" en concierto el Viernes, 13 de marzo, 2015 a las 7:00 PM en el lujoso Schuetzen Park, 3167 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, NJ. Maestro de Ceremonia, Lucio Fernandez.  Asientos disponibles VIP. Las entradas están a la venta en línea en:  www.BoletosExpress.com

Acerca de "Pimpinela"
Lucía Galán Cuervo y Joaquín Roberto Galán Cuervo nacieron en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Joaquín y Lucía son hermanos de ascendencia española. Al principio ellos cantaron para la familia y amigos, pero después cada uno siguió una carrera como solista. Joaquín se unió al grupo "Luna de Cristal". En 1981 el dúo "Pimpinela" grabó su primer single juntos. En 1984 su canción "Olvídame y pega la vuelta" se convirtió en un hit N º 1. Otros siguieron, y mientras continuaban aumentando en la fama, desarrollaron un estilo característico.

Para boletos, por favor visite: www.BoletosExpress.com
Para obtener más información, por favor llame a Granoble Entertainment: 201-926-5019

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cuban Boogaloo REMIX

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix - music video, performed by Lucio Fernandez from his CD "American Mambo"

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix - Video Credits:
Lucio Fernandez, producer; Megan Fernandez, executive producer; Mauro de Trizio, cinematographer/director of photography/editor; Lucio & Megan Fernandez, directors; Ruby Jurado, make-up artist; Saulo Diaz, production assistant; Megan Fernandez, choreographer; Lucio Fernandez, assistant editor; MeLu Communications Group, casting & press representation;  Susan Scherman,  Ana Cecilia Una , and  Jay Gonzalez, stills photography; El Gitano Discreto Productions, lights;  TapOle Dance Company, costumes; Jay Gonzalez for El Gitano Discreto Productions, post production graphics; filmed at Sapphire Studios.

Cast:  Lucio Fernandez, Megan Fernandez, Larry Piscitelli  ,   Matthew J. Harris, Vanessa Aiken,  Taylor Schramm  ,   Amado Mora, Jay Gonzalez, Ana Cecilia Unna, Maria "Azuquita" Rivas, Barbara Cambon, Alberto Morgan, and Susan Scherman.

"Cuban Boogaloo" Remix (from the CD "American Mambo") - Recording Credits:
Lucio Fernandez, Producer * Megan Fernandez, Producer * Mark Goodman, Instrumental & Vocal Arrangements, Musical Director * Lucio Fernandez, Lyrics * Mark Goodman, Music  * George Mena for Menakeys Studio, Music, additional production remix 

Musicians:  Lucio Fernandez, Lead Vocals; Mark Goodman, Piano & Keyboards; Steve Bartosik, Drums & Percussion; Kenny Lavender, Trumpet & Flugel Horn; Dave Noland, Alto Sax, Flute, & Clarinet; Takashi Otsuka, Upright & Electric Bass; Jorge Leyva, Latin Percussion; Dillon Kondor, Acoustic & Electric Guitars; Alexander Diaz, Background Vocals; Constanza Palavecino, Background Vocals.

Recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound & Digital Boulevard Audio; Sound Engineers:  Luis Damian Güell, Kyle Cassel, Ian Cassel, Ian Lindsay; Mixed & Mastered by Luis Damian Güell @ Digital Boulevard Audio

Lucio Fernandez (MeLu Communications Group), Publisher - ASCAP

(c) (p) 2013 Lucio Fernandez. All Rights Reserved.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

José Martí: El Ángel (recitado por Lucio Fernandez)

To celebrate José Martí’s birthday this month HavanaNewYork.com has asked members of the Cuban American artistic community here in the NYC Tri-state area to recite the work of the poet, writer and statesman for our video camera. Starting with Jesse Herrero, orchestra leader and producer of SonSublime, and throughout the rest of the month we will feature video clips of these recitals on our YouTube channel. 
This project is something we have been wanting to do for some time, but now with the recent developments in Cuba – US relations it seems more suited than ever. Further inspiration came after our reading of a recent article online entitled, Cuba still waiting for its José Martí by Tony Ruiz, Gavilan College Trustee and professor. Below is an excerpt from this article:
“Philosophers like Spain’s Antonio Machado believe you can’t separate a man from his dreams. If this is so, the Cuban people are still waiting for José Martí, the beloved leader and martyr of its independence from Spain. José Martí was a writer and poet who truly understood what freedom, dignity, and democracy is all about. That is the dream he left the Cuban people who have read Martí’s works and have waited for his dream to encircle their small island.”

“I am a sincere man, from where the palms grow...and before I pass on, I want to disperse...my verses from my soul” - José Martí, lyrics to the song “Guantanamera”

“Even after Cuba’s liberation from Spain, the people lacked self-determination and were in the grip of foreign intervention from the United States, dictators like Batista, and Fidel Castro. I cannot think of another country where individuals have never had the freedom to make choices regarding their future. As Americans, most of us take this freedom for granted.”

From the book "Selected Writings (Penguin Classics)
José Martí (Author), Esther Allen (Translator), Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria (Introduction) -
“José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Martí's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life.”
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