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Episode 1

Episode 1 of 7

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 November 2011

The first of seven programmes in which the singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan shares her passion for Latin music. Tonight, she features the music of her homeland Cuba and traces the beginnings of the Miami music scene.

She plays songs by Beny More, Perez Prado, Celia Cruz, Roberto Torres, as well as her own first international hit Conga. Featured on Miami Sound Machine's 1985 album Primitive Love, the single appeared concurrently on Billboard's dance, Latin, black, and pop charts.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2011 and is repeated ahead of Gloria Estefan's Latin Christmas Eve special.

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for Miami Sound Machine

    Miami Sound Machine Conga

    Primitive Love, Epic Records

  • Image for Beny Moré

    Beny Moré Bonito y Sabroso

    Magia Antillana, RCA Records

  • Image for Pérez Prado

    Pérez Prado Patricia

    Perez Prado, Rise Records

  • Image for Sierra Maestra

    Sierra Maestra Dundunbanza

    Dundunbanza, World Circuit

  • Image for Gloria Estefan and Celia Cruz

    Gloria Estefan and Celia Cruz Tres Gotas de Agua Bendita

    Alma Caribena, Epic Records

  • Image for Roberto Torres

    Roberto Torres Caballo Viejo

    Lo Mejor de Roberto Torres, Vol. 1, Sar Records

  • Image for Los Panchos

    Los Panchos Alla? En El Rancho Grande

    Los Panchos Con Mariachi, CBS

  • Image for Sunshine Band

    Sunshine Band I'm Your Boogie Man

    Part 3, T.K. Records

  • Image for Willie Chrino

    Willie Chrino Soy Guajiro

    Cuba Libre, Sony Music

  • Image for José Antonio Méndez

    José Antonio Méndez Amor Mio Sabra Dios Sabor a Mi

    Las Estrellas Ee La Epoca Azul, Bela Records

  • Image for Orquesta Aragón

    Orquesta Aragón El Bodeguera

    Cuban Originals, RCA

  • Image for Orishas

    Orishas A Lo Cubano

    A Lo Cubano, Universal Music Latino


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