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Grupo Niche, Jorge Celedon, Orquesta Guayacan, Grupo Gale

on Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:37

All of our photos from the July 19th event have been posted to our Facebook page.   Please stop by www.Facebook.com/VivaConga and say hi.  

I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did!

Jim

Arturo Sandoval On His Presidential Medal of Freedom

on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 13:31

Arturo Sandoval is one of our very finest jazz musicians.

While he is known mostly for his trumpet artistry, he is also an accomplished pianist, vocalist, and percussionist.

Since his 1990 defection from Cuba, he has become a national treasure.

He has been nominated for 19 Grammy’s winning 9 times, 4 of them this year for his CD "Dear Diz, (Every Day I Think of You)".

He is also nominated for 2 Latin Grammys this year.

He has won 6 Billboard awards and he won an Emmy for composing and playing on the score for the HBO movie that told his story “For Love or Country” starring Andy Garcia.

We

Jimmy Cliff Reggae Treat

on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 20:14
 
 
September 27'th Washington DC
 
 
Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers Crossed Tour” visited The Howard Theatre in Washington DC.
 
The show was everything we hoped for and more.  His legendary tenor is as sweet as ever and his showmanship was a delight.
 
The standing-room-only crowd was very much into the performance.
 
The crowd was composed of all races, many different nationality's, and and all walks of life.
 
Fans in sandals and t-shirts were standing next to fans in designer clothes.  Jimmy's music was clearly a unifying element for the entire crowd.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kenny Loggins - Your Momma Don't Dance But We Did!

on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 05:04

One of the very first albums I ever bought for my own collection, back when an album was an album, was Loggins and Messina “On Stage”.  

Most of the songs were already favorites and the rest became new favorites quickly as I played and replayed the album until I wore it out. 

To this day “Vahevala” makes me want to start jumping around, “House at Pooh Corner” puts a smile on my face, and “Danny’s Song” brings a bit of a tear to the corner of my eye.

I have continued enjoying Kenny Loggins music ever since.

Conga TV Interviews Iconic World Class Percussionist Bob Conti

on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 16:04

We saw Bob Conti playing Congas with Jose Feliciano at the Howard Theater in Washington DC and again in Harrisburg, PA at the Forum Auditorium.  

We had the opportunity to interview Bob in Harrisburg and learn more about his lifetime passion for the drum as well has his time with some of the music industries greatest artists including Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Gene Simmons, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.  

Press the "Play" button below to enjoy our in-depth interview with Bob Conti!

He has played on 50 albums in the US and 150 albums worldwide including 12 platinum albums.

Carlos Vives Takes Miami

on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:01

July 13, 2013 Miami, FL

 

We're sure many of you remember Carlos Vives and his huge hits from a few years back.

He is still as strong as ever with a new tour and a smash-hit album that has put him right back where he belongs at the top of the Billboard charts. 

 

Carlos Vives sold out American Airlines Arena in Miami for the “Como Le Gusta a Mi Puebla Tour”  and Conga TV had the pleasure of attending.  

He opened the show with "Déjame Entrar" and his latest single "Como le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo" following up with all of our favorites including "Pá’ Mayté  ”, and “Como Tú“.  

Of course he brought

Marlow Rosado

on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 16:21

Please enjoy our newest video featuring Marlow Rosado and the members of the band La Riqueña.  Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña won the 2013 Grammy for "Retro", Best Tropical Album of the year.  You can find "Retro" and more of their terrific music at iTunes and Amazon.

 

 

If you don't have time for the full-length video you may enjoy this short version where Marlow tells us how he almost became a truck driver instead of a piano player!

 

 

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Visiting with Tito Puente Jr

on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 19:31

Fort Lauderdale, Florida March 1, 2013.

Tito Puente Jr, son of the King of Mambo, Tito Puente and Godson of the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz visited with www.Conga.tv before his recent concert at Bienes Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Tito told us about the origins of Mambo, helped us understand the difference between Mambo and Salsa (Not what you might think!) and shared many thoughts on his music and his father’s legacy.

One of our main impressions is that Tito enjoys what he's doing and he's having fun.   

This is a great quality and we appreciate it.

Where's Jose? Interview with Jose Feliciano

on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 20:25

December 14'th 2012, Washington DC

 

We have been José Feliciano fans forever.  

He has been making music and entertaining the world for 50 years.  Winner of 8 Grammys, recipient of the Latin Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award, and holder of over 45 Gold and Platinum records, José Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics around the world as "the greatest living guitarist".    

He started his musical life playing the accordion until his father and family friend, Benjamin Borges, gave him his first guitar in a brown paper bag.

He would play by himself in his room for up to 14 hours a day,

Send Me Off With a Bottle of Rum & Hansel y Raul Music

on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 03:28

 

Way back when, when I was just getting acquainted with the Perera sisters, my then-future sister-in-law Idoris introduced me to the legendary Cuban musicians Hansel y Raul.  I’ve been a fan ever since. 

Their music is happy music. 

You don’t need to understand Spanish to figure that out. 

Just listen with your heart and let your body do what it wants to do naturally! 

Hansel y Raul music speaks the universal language of rhythm, fine musicianship, and good times. 

They have been part of our household as long as I have been in Miami and a special part of every New Year’s Eve celebration