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Program book for the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY.

Associate Editor and writer. Nov. 2017

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Astor Piazzolla – A Memoir   (Annotated edition)

Astor Piazzolla with Natalio Gorin. Translated annotated and expanded by Fernando Gonzalez.

Astor Piazzolla, brilliant, iconoclastic tango musician and composer, has become a national hero in Argentina and a cult figure for classical and jazz lovers worldwide, but only after a lifetime of controversy and struggle.The outspoken, headstrong Piazzolla told his story to journalist and longtime fan Natalio Gorin in the spring of 1990 in a series of frank interviews…. Translator Fernando Gonzalez, an Argentine native and American popular music critic who covered Piazzolla’s career in the United States, has annotated the Amadeus edition for the widening audience that is rediscovering Astor Piazzolla. (Amazon)

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Spain’s Traveling Exhibit A Tres Bandas

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A TRES BANDAS
Syncretism and Hybridization in the music of Latin America
Honoring 500 Years of Musical Heritage in The Americas
Presented by Acción Cultural Española and Centro Cultural Español Miami
Sept. 5 – Oct 27, 2013

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The Latin Recording Academy’s Latin GRAMMY Guide to Latin Music

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The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
The Latin GRAMMY® Guide to Latin Music
Produced for the 1st Annual Latin GRAMMY, September 13, 2000
“Latin music” has never been more than a shorthand for a universe of rhythms and styles as diverse as the people who created them. For a while it was a useful convention. Not anymore. As technology and communications continue to erode borders, we are all fast becoming next-door neighbors. Latin artists are finding their place in North America’s mainstream culture while established Latin acts continue to grow. The 1st Annual Latin GRAMMYs, set for September 13, 2000, at Los Angeles’s Staples Center and to be aired on CBS and to an international audience, will underscore the importance of this trend.

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 Radio: Jazz With an Accent on 88.9 FM WDNA, Miami


A  nine one-hour program series exploring jazz around the world hosted and produced by Fernando González for 88.9 FM WDNA Miami.
Jazz, the quintessential American art form, has become a global language that many artists around the world are using to tell their stories.

The thematic shows focused on specific areas such as Vocal Jazz, Electric Fusion, Large Ensembles, Postcards From The Edge (the Avant-Garde) and Standards (re-imagined).

RECENT & SELECTED STORIES

A Passion For the Piano, a Story of Perseverance and Chucho Valdés in a New Cuban Film

Esteban, the debut of Cuban director Jonal Cosculluela being premiered at The Miami Light Project tells the story of a 9 year old, living in Havana with his mother, who’s raising him as a single parent, and his perseverance following his dream of becoming a musician...

Chano Dominguez on an off night offers an unexpected treat

VALENCIA. Pianist Chano Dominguez is in Valencia rehearsing a classical piece he wrote for brass quintet and piano for a July concert...


Finding the symphony in the sound of a city

Think of the city as an orchestra – a rhythm section of cars and buses; the brass sounds of a factory; the emotions played out by a string section, told in the sounds of water; a choir of voices, perhaps in many different languages, all at once, telling stories...