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Venissa Santi: Big Stuff: Afro Cuban Holiday

Many American jazz singers have explored Afro-Cuban grooves, though few with the authenticity of Venissa Santi. She began embracing her Cuban heritage while teaching at Philadelphia’s Asociacion de Musicos Latino Americanos, subsequently releasing the rumba- and bolero-fueled Bienvenida in 2009. Santi’s sophomore disc, inspired by her participation in a Billie Holiday salute that featured her … Read More “Venissa Santi: Big Stuff: Afro Cuban Holiday”

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