Inspired by the name and flair of the Parisian student quarter Quarter Latin, Mike Jones (lyrics), Steve Skaith (voice and guitar) and Richard Wright (guitar) founded the British band Latin Quarter in 1983 – a band that was like a melting pot of different cultures. The music styles were just as different as the subject matter of the songs; with their committed lyrics they vented their own anxieties over issues such as America during the McCarthy era, everyday racism or unemployment. Their songs captivate through a mixture of rock, reggae, dance and ballads.This DVD brings you Latin Quarter in 1986 at the height of their success from the Full House Rock Show, Hanover featuring their hit single Radio Africa.
This program presents Argentinean jazz legend Gato Barbieri in a live performance. The show takes place in the Latin quarter in New York. The dancers move to the hot sounds of Barbieri's band. Gato Barbieri is sonorous on the saxophone. The evening of Latin jazz features a host of other great musicians, including Robbie Gonzalez, Mario Rodriguez, Mark Soskin, and Frank Colon. Gato Barbieri took the saxophone style of John Coltrane and adapted it to South American tango and folk idioms. His trademark piercing tenor cries ring through on this 1999 live date from New York City's Latin Quarter club.
This CD exposes the listener to the various aspects of caribbean music and is a learning tool to discover what the various cultural influences from around the world have had on caribbean culture,and guess what?This CD is just the tip of the iceberg as far as caribbean music is concerned,because there are many more styles of caribbean music out there just waiting to be discovered.