She was known as "la gran dama de la música cubana", and "The First Lady of Afro-Cuban Jazz.".
Tonight, Radio Cuba Canta pays tribute to the memory of Graciela Perez.
Producer Emiliano Echeverria will present recordings from his collection of rare and vintage Cuban music featuring Graciela from her first sessions with the Orquesta Anacona with founder Yolanda Castro (who also passed away, on April 4th), through her career with the orchestra of her brother Machito, her continued work with Mario Bauza, and her last sessions with master percussionist, Candido Camero.
Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Engineer Clay 'C-Tone' Leander at the controls.
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores
Live Broadcast: Saturday - April 24, 2010
9 pm PST - San Francisco Bay Area
12 midnight EST - NY/Miami/San Juan PR/ y la Habana, Cuba
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