No se le vaya a olvidar
a usted mi amigo sonero
que sagrada es su misión
de alegrar al mundo entero
"El Timbalero", Sonora Ponceña
SOMOS? WHO ARE WE?
Web Administrator, Content Developer, Network Administrator
& Human Resources
There are only 4 questions of value in life, Don Octavio: Sólo hay 4 preguntas que valen en la vida, Don Octavio:
What is sacred? ¿Qué es sagrado? Of what
is the spirit made? ¿De qué está hecho el espíritu?
What is worth living for? ¿Para qué vale la pena vivir?
And what is worth dying for? ¿Y para qué vale
la pena morir?
And the answer to all is the same, "Only Love."
(and SALSA, of course!) Y la respuesta a todas las preguntas es la misma: "Sólo
el amor." (y SALSA, por supuesto!)
Soy yo, Nina.
Place me like a seal over your heart,
like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
burns like blazing fire,
like a mighty flame.
Many waters cannot quench love;
rivers cannot wash it away.
"As soon as a truth becomes a fact, it loses all
its intellectual value." - Oscar Wilde
RMAL's occasional visitor to talk about Colombian
salsa, be about the only one to admit he enjoys some
merengue rap, and who thinks that guys like Raulin Rosendo,
Tito Nieves, Cuco Valoy, Los Titanes and Fruko get way
too little coverage in the US Latin music scene.
As a hobby, I keep needle-studded voodoo dolls of
several RMAL participants in a drawer. Submit your pics
so I can perfect the likeliness. :-)
Hasta la vista...Pablo
This still shot from a security camera
reveals the effects of exposure to guaguancó
in the workplace. The subject is shown clearly distracted
from his regular office duties... =D
For those who dare venture into the
hot and steamy selva of my mind (insert sounds of frolicking
exotic monkeys and jungle tropical birds here)...CLICK
ON THE PICTURE ABOVE... ok, so it may be a little less
exotic than that, but it's still good exercise for that
mouse finger <shrug> =)
Gregorio "Rumbanik" Narvas,
¡Ay mi dios, cuánta armonía!
I am, with my first rumba mentor, Miguel A. (he's on the
left) in the summer of 2000. My greatest happiness I find
with my family, but for sheer fun, there's nothing like
Phil Pasmanick - A.K.A:
kvetcher2 - Felipe - El Rumbero Menor
Wilder, Local Sydney, Australia Correspondent for SalsaPower,
Journalist and RMAL Lurker
Here's a picture of myself with the first family of bongo
heirs apparent, Luis and José Mangual, Jr. José
is to the right of me with the glasses. They are the sons
of perhaps the greatest bongocero of all time, the late
José "Buyu" Mangual of the legendary
Machito and the Afro-Cubans. BTW The Manguals are Puerto
Ricans from Ponce...
know, when Curtis is sitting down, he is deceptively short!)
And Curtis, since you didn't send any text to go with
this picture, I just want to add that the puppy is a great
ploy with the ladies, except for "la cagaste"
with the words above your head.... We know when to step
down and not compete!
...and yes, that is a stain on his shirt!
He was trying to drink and dance salsa at the same time!
Yambú (Mike Doran)
Doran with Don Emilio Cavailhon and Francisco
Ulloa in Santiago de Cuba, 2003.
Smalt, El Gran Palenque, Havana Cuba, January 2002
“Self-realization is not a matter of withdrawal
from a corrupt world or narcissistic contemplation of
oneself. An individual becomes a person by enjoying the
world and contributing to it.”
-- Francine Klagsbrun
photo was created by a client of mine and I’m really
proud of it, not because I’m in it, but because
the effort represents a milestone of sorts for the client.
I wish all my RMALer friends true happiness!