Links

There are so many potential places that you could find useful that this kind of page is almost worthless, that said, here are some of my favourite sites:

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Well, no shameless self-promoter can pass on the opportunity to offer you the exciting chance to see their MySpace page – here’s the ABSTRACTO one.

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A couple of discussion sites for those serious about their music are the Latin Jazz and the SalserosCollective boards – both Yahoo sites that are populated by many working musicians, DJs, promoters and enthusiasts.


Click here to join Salseroscollective
Click to join Salseroscollective


Click here to join latinjazz
Click to join latinjazz

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The essential monthly publication (actually 10 issues a year) with a focus on salsa and Latin jazz is Latin Beat Magazine

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LP Music owner Martin Cohen has a fantastic personal site that features many of his photos as well as music clips, interviews and much more:congahead.

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Still the daddy of ’em all, Descarga offers you much more than somewhere to purchase CDs, it contains a wealth of information at your fingertips.

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The incredible music collection of Cristobal Diaz-Ayala is something that deserves your attention. The images alone are well worth an hour or so of your time: Encyclopedic Discography of Cuban Music

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The MusicofPuertoRico site, here, features many artist biographies as well as essays on music, genre explanations and music clips.

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Album discographies of the Seeco, Alegre, Tico, A&M Latin and MGM Latino labels, among many others can be found here.

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The relaunched Fania Records site, here, contains all the remastered albums plus information and photos about some of the key musicians.

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Download some terrific Latin music here at LatinCoolNow – low cost, single tracks, hear before you buy.

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A very nicely done tour of the musical career of Celia Cruz is here.

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The best fan site devoted to any single salsa artist is Maestravida, so good even Ruben Blades talks about it with pride.

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UK based SalsaCentral features a growing number of short video and written interviews with dancers, musicians, DJs, promoters etc as well as other more usual salsa site features.

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A number of song lyrics as well as artist biographies are here at Salsaclasica.

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Izzy Sanabrias site, Salsamagazine: historical information, insights and commentary by Mr Salsa himself.

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A well written Story of George Goldner & Tico Records is available here.

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Whilst there are many stations around these days, when I want to listen to salsa music online I normally tune in to DJGuryGury (show info here), Javier Rivera (show info here) and sometimes the longest running show around, Alma del Barrio.

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Finally, of all the bands that are playing great music these days, I’d like to give a special mention to the wholly original keepers of the flame that is Bio Ritmo.

slaphappy

PS: Dear Webmaster whose site is not listed here, ABSTRACTO does not enter into reciprocal agreements – it would be great if you were to link this site through yours, but not on the “understanding” that yours is listed here. Sorry, there are too many sites with mammoth lists of links that just are not that user friendly.

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