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Members of the Caramelo Trio on stage
Members of the Caramelo Trio on stage

Caramelo Trio: Latin contemporary live at NCPR

Caramelo Trio joined us live in the studio this morning to share some all original Latin contemporary music. The goup based in Potsdam, NY includes cellist Beth Robinson, guitarist Oscar Sarmiento, and percussionist Stephen Farina.

Set list: Secret Weapon, November Lament, Procrastination Tango, and Gazambo.  Go to full article

Spicy music on a crisp fall morning

The Potsdam ensemble Piquant! joined us in the studio for some live music. Just the thing for an autumn morning. Like their brand of Latin/bistro music? You're invited to a live recording session at the Russell Opera House on Sunday at 3 pm for their next cd, The South of My North.  Go to full article
<i>The Café Terrace at Night</i>, <br />Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
The Café Terrace at Night,
Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

Spicy sounds for another hot day

We'll close out this sizzling week with the spicy sounds of the Potsdam group, "Piquant!" They joined Todd Moe in the studio for some live Latin/bistro music. The ensemble has a busy weekend performing at the Potsdam Summer Festival on Saturday and at the Norwood Village Green Concert Series on Sunday night.  Go to full article
Josh Norek, co-host of <em>The Latin Alternative</em>
Josh Norek, co-host of The Latin Alternative

Upstate NY'er at the heart of Latin Alternative music

It still hasn't cracked the pop charts, but Latin Alternative music is getting big in the U.S. Supergroups like Ozomatli and Manu Chao are selling out huge shows. And the music has hit its creative stride, fusing traditional latin rhythms with everything from hip hop and indy rock to punk and blues. Upstate New York native Josh Norek has been at the center of it all. Norek grew up in Albany. He now runs Nacional Records, which is releasing albums from the genre's biggest names. He founded the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City, which draws thousands to concerts and workshops. And he now hosts a nationally syndicated radio program called the Latin Alternative. You can hear it on North Country Public Radio Friday nights at 10. David Sommerstein asked Josh Norek how he got interested in latin music as an Upstate New Yorker.  Go to full article

Sizzling salsa and Latin jazz at Crane tonight

The Crane Latin Ensemble mixes up a selection of classical salsa and Latin jazz tonight (7:30) in Snell Theater in Potsdam. They'll perform favorites like Tito Puente's Frenzy and Eddie Palmieri's Bilongo. Last spring, Todd Moe sat in on a rehearsal and spoke with some of the students and director Marsha Baxter who started the group when she arrived ten years ago with a passion for Latin music.  Go to full article

Sweet, spicy sounds for spring

The Potsdam Latin/bistro ensemble Piquant joins Todd Moe in the studio to help get us moving into spring. Dance along with the radio!  Go to full article

Live on Friday: the spicy sounds of Piquant!

The Potsdam ensemble Piquant! joins Todd Moe in the studio for some Latin/bistro music. Just the thing on a cool autumn day.  Go to full article

Music: the dynamic sounds of salsa

The SUNY-Potsdam campus is quiet this week for Spring Break, but earlier this month a practice room at the Crane School of Music was sizzling with salsa! The 21 musicians represent nearly every aspect of music life at Crane - strings, brass, percussion, piano, woodwinds and voice. They're preparing for another trip to Mexico this summer. Todd Moe sat in on a rehearsal and spoke with some of the students and director Marsha Baxter who started the group when she arrived ten years ago with a passion for Latin music.  Go to full article

Dairy Farmers Seek Guest Workers Program

Massive protests in California are providing a dramatic backdrop for the debate in Washington over America's immigration policy. The issue can seem distant in the North Country. But Jamaican apple pickers already use a legal guest worker program in the Champlain Valley. Illegal immigrants are becoming more common on area construction sites. And the number of Hispanic workers on dairy farms is growing fast. John Lincoln is president of the New York Farm Bureau. He employs two Guatemalan workers on his dairy farm near Canandaigua. David Sommerstein asked Lincoln what he sees in the immigration rallies in California.  Go to full article
Ricardo Lemvo and his band Makina Loca will be in Potsdam Saturday night.
Ricardo Lemvo and his band Makina Loca will be in Potsdam Saturday night.

Makina Loca Brings World Music to Potsdam

Ricardo Lemvo and his band Makina Loca combine Latin and African elements from salsa to soukous in their world music. Lemvo and his band perform in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall Saturday night (7:30pm). He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

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