Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby jorge » Sat May 12, 2012 2:45 am

No doubt, although I only played at the fountain for a few years before we got kicked out and moved over to the benches by the bridge or the small fountain up top. I hope we get to play again someday, NYC or Seattle. And my wife was always a Gloria Gaynor fan even though I never liked going to disco clubs and made her go to the Corso. Meanwhile, I enjoy a lot of the stuff you keep posting, keep doin it. Ache pa ti.

Back to LA, I hope you all keep that rumba happening in LA. My sister and my mother live there and even though I gave up on Griffith Park rumbas about 15 years ago, I would love to go to a real rumba next time I get out to LA.
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Sat May 12, 2012 1:55 pm

jorge wrote:Back to LA, I hope you all keep that rumba happening in LA. My sister and my mother live there and even though I gave up on Griffith Park rumbas about 15 years ago, I would love to go to a real rumba next time I get out to LA.


I hope we can keep it going as well. While they Griffith Park Rumbas were always hit or miss, depending on who should up, there were some key Cubans who arrived from "El Mariel" who were able to police it and make them legit rumbas. Unfortunately, public rumbas disappeared here in Los Angeles during the last few years. There are many workshops and classes, but few actual opportunities for students to grind their axes.

Some of Troy Parker's students also are getting together at Hollenbeck Park in East Los Angeles on Sunday afternoons to play, in attempt to further develop the scene here in L.A.
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby Assaf » Sun May 13, 2012 8:17 pm

Wow an interesting story.
thanks

jorge wrote:...taught us how the songs went with the coro on the right side of clave and the tres dos on the 2 side...."


Jorge, the 'right side' meaning the 3 side? Is the coro supposed to always come on the 3 side?

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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby jorge » Sun May 13, 2012 11:30 pm

No, right meaning "correct", ie so the coro fits with the drums and clave. There is no formula, but there is right and wrong, which you might be able to learn after years of playing and singing with Cubans who sing it right. Some people never learn.
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby JohnnyConga » Mon May 14, 2012 12:35 am

When I arrived in L.A. in 1976...I became friends with three Rumberos..Hector Serrano, "Indio" and my Bro Hector "Bucky" Andrade RIP...we used to jam at Griffin park and Balboa park(in the Valley) and have some serious Rumba then, up until about 1985... it used to be me Kevin Ricard (Tonight show percussionist), sometimes Louie Conte, Hector Serrano, Virgilio Figueroa, Indio, and some others...Kevin Ricard and I created Roots of Rhythm a 5 piece folkloric ensemble(my ol roomate and homey,Skip Burne was also a member at one time) that played around L.A. and Orange county for 5 years in the schools and for festivals...here we are at the old "Comback Inn" in Venice...
Kevin Hector and Me...1981...
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Wed May 16, 2012 4:41 am

Some video footage from Rincon Rumbero (May 5th, 2012)...

http://youtu.be/76wbt92AHTw
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Fri May 25, 2012 2:28 pm

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Hollenbeck Park Rumba, April, 2012 (Boyle Heights, Los Angeles)
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:32 am

Jesus "Cusito" Penalevar of Rumberos de Cuba singing at Rincon Rumbero on June 2, 2012.

Videos of the same rumba here: http://youtu.be/zhcY7_NNGro

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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:38 pm

Another nice afternoon of rumba in Los Angeles. I hope some of the L.A. board members can come out on August 4th for Rincon Rumbero...

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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:09 pm

Some video footage from Rincon Rumbero....

http://youtu.be/1H_86U3LY3w
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:53 pm

Rincon Rumbero - July 7, 2012
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:20 pm

Video montage of photos from Rincon Rumbero on July 7, 2012...

http://www.larumbero.com/post/28866142368/a-montage-of-photographs-taken-by-mr-richard
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Some pictures from Rincon Rumbero on Saturday, August 4th, 2012

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Miles Perlich (local KJAZZ DJ) on the kata


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Me leading a guaguanco, "Vamos, con permiso vamos..."


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Mr. Troy Parker taking the lead, "Sevillana cruz de mayo, Sevillana que me patria levanto..."


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Muñeco on quinto during an incredible Columbia sung by Cusito (not in picture), "Sala maleco sala.."
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby ABAKUA » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:06 am

Awesome stuff brother, great to see Rumba alive and well in LA. 8)
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Re: Los Angeles Conga Related Stuff...

Postby KidCuba » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:20 pm

We are trying to keep the tradition alive, and I can only hope some of our L.A. board members join us soon... ;)
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