Associate Editor and writer. Nov. 2017
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)
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
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.
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).