Do you know of any Latin music related events open to the public that will be happening for the month of September 2020 ANYWHERE in the world? Anymore details needed for events listed on the calendar?
This is a Community driven project ... It takes a village to make things happen.
Please use #latinmusicmonth and tag @latinmusicmonth to support during September.
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In 1972 Doo Wop and Rock & Roll promoter Richard Nader produced the "First Latin Annual Festival" at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In 1974 the first Fania All Stars concert at Madison Square Garden was produced by it's groups' owner Jerry Masucci.
In 1975 Legendary Latin Music Promoter Ralph Mercado launched Salsa Day in connection with the New York Salsa Festival, which became the annual concert occurring around Labor Day that he co-produced with Ray Aviles, featuring world renowned artists.
Friday, September 3, 1976 - During the concert, "Salsa at the Garden", New York City Mayor Abraham Beame presented the Proclamation declaring the first Friday of September as the "Official New York Salsa Day".
By 1978 Salsa Day became Salsa Week and by 1980 Salsa Week became Salsa Month. Today, we're resurrecting history and calling it LATIN MUSIC MONTH in honor of ALL related genres that have since, and will, come to prominence.
In 1972 Ralph Mercado Management (RMM) was born. The first major artists on the roster: Eddie Palmieri and Ray Barretto. Destined for huge growth, RMM soon took on the great task of management and booking for Celia Cruz and Tito Puente.
RMM presented Latin music to the world including France, Africa, Germany, Israel, Japan, Spain, throughout the Americas. People were dancing around the world.
The RMM empire continued to evolve beyond management and booking. As the music packed nightclubs and the shows became bigger, a multi-genre record company called RMM Records & Video was born in 1987. This time RMM stood for Ritmo Mundo Musical (rhythm world musical). Eventually adding RMM Filmworks, it lived up to it's name and functioned as a multi-media player in the industry.
Starting with Salsa, RMM Records label quickly expanded to include genres such as Merengue, Jazz, and Rock.
With a heavy belief in A&R (artists and repertoire) and the global efforts of a team of talented individuals, the charge was to find talent and bring Latin music to people around the world long before social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and others existed.
Numerous artists and tremendous talent came through RMM's doors. Some established performers had been on the scene for a while yet seeking quality representation: Cheo Feliciano, Domingo Quinones, Jose Alberto, Ismael Miranda, Oscar D'Leon, Tito Nieves, Tony Vega, Fania All Stars and many more. Some were just starting their careers: Marc Anthony, La India, Manny Manuel, Miles Pena, New York Band and others.
RMM teamed with very talented writers such as Ricardo Vizuete, Omar Alfano, Shirley Marte and exclusive in-house producers and arrangers such as Sergio Jorge, Isidro Infante, Ricky Gonzalez to bring fresh sounds to the airwaves and dance floors.
Inspired by Ralph Mercado's legacy, Latin Music Month has been created to promote all genres of Latin music with the mission for musicians, artists, producers, arrangers, dj's, fans and party goers to come together and support one another. Latin Music Month is an evolving project... It will take a village!
So FIND an event and get on the dance floor in this Latin Music Month of September ! :-)
Antonia Nieves Roena, Antonio Aponte, Aurora Flores, Burtel Batson, Carmen Landrau, Chico Alvarez, Damaris Luz Mercado, David Frankel, Gregory Ruben, Harvey Averne, Herman Olivera, Karl Gaston Lafaut, Loretta Comes Paya, Maggie Lorent, Maia Spilman, Mohammed Ali, Ricardo Vizuete, Viveca Diaz, Zhamyr Cueva