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Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Salsas

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into America's favorite dip: Salsa.

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The Sporkful

Calls: Are Whoopie Pies Sandwiches?

Monday, December 15, 2014

How do you get an indecisive group to go to your preferred restaurant? If your friends say your salsa’s too spicy should you make milder salsa or get spicier friends? We take your calls!

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: La Mecánica Popular

Friday, December 05, 2014

Unique purveyors of psychedelic salsa play at Nublu tonight. Listen to "Milagro."

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Soundcheck

Buscabulla: Reinventing The Caribbean Cool

Friday, October 31, 2014

Puerto Rican-turned-Brooklyn band Buscabulla performs its Caribbean electro-psych grooves in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Sporkful

An 11 Year Old Offers A Lesson in Hot Sauce

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Full disclosure: I’m a caliente wimp. But 11-year-old hot sauce enthusiast (and founding president of The Sporkful Junior Eaters Society) Nathaniel Goodyear thinks he can change that. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Salsa Icon Willie Colón

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

He's not just a singer, trombonist, composer, producer, actor and director, he's also a civil rights, community, political and health activist.

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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Squonk, Sales & Salsa

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Squonk Opera makes a New York return, salsa dancing and Chuck E. Cheese's for adults in Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

Bronx Musician Willie Colon Sings About Venezuelan Election

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A salsa musician and Bronx native is stepping into the fray, in the lead-up to the Venezuelan presidential elections this Sunday. Willie Colon released a song that's criticizing the Nicholas Maduro, the candidate picked by the late Hugo Chavez. The song is called Mentira Fresca, or fresh lie, and is getting lots of attention.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Los Mas Valientes

Friday, March 15, 2013

Latin jazz and salsa band Los Mas Valientes plays Swing 46 Friday night. Download "Mambo Out."

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra, led by veteran arranger Oscar Hernández is one of the last hometown groups that keeps New York dancers twirling to classic salsa dura sounds. Catch the group's album release party at SOBs tonight, and download its “La Fiesta Empezó" here.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Itai Kriss (& the Salsa All-Stars)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Itai Kriss, the talented and multi-faceted Israeli flute player, plays tonight with his salsa outfit at Fat Cat. Download his "Danzón No.1" here.

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Features

For Fans Of A Salsa Classic, 33-Year Wait Is Over

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fans of salsa music have been waiting a long time to hear a performance of pianist Larry Harlow's 1977 classic “La Raza Latina, a Salsa Suite," and now the song is being performed live in New York for the very first time. 

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Features

The Boogie-Down Mixtape

Monday, August 02, 2010

New York City’s northern-most borough isn’t called the Boogie-Down Bronx for nothing. From hip-hop to salsa to funk to doo wop to rock to folk, the borough is packed with musical talent. We had to make some serious calls about which BX-born musicians would make the cut for our “Boogie-Down Mixtape."

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WNYC News

The Boogie-Down Mixtape

Monday, August 02, 2010

New York City’s northern-most borough isn’t called the Boogie-Down Bronx for nothing. From hip-hop to salsa to funk to doo wop to rock to folk, the borough is packed with musical talent. We had to make some serious calls about which BX-born musicians would make the cut for our “Boogie-Down Mixtape."

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