The Last Mambo

The Last Mambo, a documentary which explores the past, present and future of the Salsa/Latin Jazz music and dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Profiles of salsa/Latin jazz musicians, dancers and D.J.s, promotional trailer, photographs, artwork, artists profiles, links to Afro-Cuban music websites, links to Salsa music and dance websites. Documentary to be release on Wayne Wallace's record label, Patois Records, spring of 2015.

SEE TRAILER

BOOKS

Cuba and Its Music, Ned Sublette, Chicago Review Press, 2004

Cuban Music: From Son and Rumba to the Buena Vista Social Club and Timba Cubana, May Roy, Denise Asfar, Gabriel Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

Cuban Music from A to Z, Helio Orovio, Duke University Press, 2004

From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Identity.  Juan Flores, Columbia University Press, 2000

Salsa Guidebook for Piano and Ensemble, Rebeca Mauleon, Sher Music, 2005

Latin 100 Essential CDs: The Rough Guide, Sue Steward. Rough Guides, 2001

Latin Jazz: The Perfect Combination/La Combinación Perfecta, Raul Fernandez, Chronicle, 2002

Tito Puente: King of Latin Music, Jim Payne, Hudson Music, 2006

Mambo Kingdom: Latin Music in New York, Max Salazar, Schirmer, 2002

The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City, César Miguel Rondón, translated by Frances R. Aparicio with Jackie White, University of North Carolina Press, 2008

Celia: My Life. Celia Cruz and Ana Cristina Reymundo, Rayo, 2004

Salsa Talks!: A Musical Heritage Uncovered, Mary Kent, Digital Domain, 2005

Sounding Salsa: Performing Latin Music in New York City, Christopher Washburne, Temple Univ Press, 2008

 

MOVIES

Routes of Rhythm, starring Desi Arnaz, Harry Belafonte, Rubén Blades and Celia Cruz (2001)

Latin Music USA,  starring Narrator: Jimmy Smits (2009)

Crossover Dreams,  starring Starring Rubén Blades, Shawn Elliott, Tom Signorelli, et al. (1989)

El Cantante, starring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony (2007)

Our Latin Thing,  starring Cheo Feliciano, Hector Lavoie, Fania All Stars (1972)

Calle 54, starring Michel Camilo, Tito Puente, Arturo O’Farrill, et al. (2001)

Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy,  starring Machito (1987)

A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba, starring  Dizzy Gillespie (1988)

From Mambo to Hip Hop ,starring Willie Colon and Rock Steady Crew (2008)

Bomba: Dancing the Drum, starring the Cepeda family (2001)

 

LATIN MUSIC HISTORY WEBSITES

Azucar, The life and history of Celia Cruz 

Salsaroots, The heart and soul of Salsa dance history 

Descarga, The world’s best resource for tropical Latin music

Latin Beat Magazine

Boogalu

 

SELECTED BAY AREA LATIN MUSIC RADIO PROGRAMS

“En Clave,”  DJ Chata Guitierez,  KPOO 89.5 FM San Francisco 12noon Pacific Time Saturdays

“Con Sabor,” DJ Luis Medina, KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley 09:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays

“ Bebop, Cubop and the Musical Truth,” DJ Avotcja, KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley  08:00 PM Pacific Time Tuesdays

Guest DJ Jose Ruiz, KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley

“Latin Jazz,” DJ Chuy Varela,  KSCM 91.1 FM San Mateo 02:00 PM Pacific Time Sundays

“Sabor Latina,” DJ Ivette “La Coqui” Fuentes on www.live365.com

 

FEATURED SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SALSA/LATIN JAZZ BANDS

Orquesta Moderna Tradicion  

Edgardo Y Candela   

Anthony Blea Y Su Charanga   

Avance

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet 

Conjunto Karabali  

Louie Romero Y Su Grupo Mazacote   

Benny Velarde Y Su Supercombo  

Pacific Mambo Orchestra