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Oct. 2nd, 2009 - US Navy Concert Band to perform music by Jose Gonzalez in Washington DC
Amherst musician Jose Gonzalez will have one of his musical compositions performed by the US Navy Band in Washington DC as part of the Oct. 17, 2009 Celebration Concert honoring the Navy's 234th birthday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC.  The Caribbean flavored composition selected for performance by the US Navy Band is “Bomba Te Traigo Yo”. It has been featured on Putumayo World Music compilations and can be found on the best selling CD Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla - “Fiesta en San Juan”.
Recognized as "The World’s Finest," the Navy band features some of the nation’s top musicians and performs a variety of music from classical orchestral works, popular favorites, traditional marches and patriotic fare.
  The special concert will be broadcast on closed-circuit TV to Navy troops worldwide on ships and will feature music from the regions of the 6 Navy fleets.  More information on “Fiesta en San Juan” and other recordings by Jose Gonzalez is available at or by ordering directly from this website.

Sept. 2009 - Ahmed Gonzalez releases debut flute CD - “Flute Soul”

Flute player Ahmed Gonzalez  has released an outstanding debut CD recording titled “Flute Soul”.  Originally from Puerto Rico, Ahmed has become an established and acclaimed performer in new up and coming Latin/Jazz bands throughout New England (Criollo Clasico / Markamusic / Sabor a Timba / Banda Criolla / David Gonzalez Latin Jazz Experience / Orquesta Kombo Loko/Conjunto Barrio).  In “Flute Soul” he has produced with his new band "Isla" a superb recording that is sure to place him among the top performers of his instrument. What makes “Flute Soul” so unique is the amazing variety of musical styles and genres which are performed with such mastery virtuosity. This is a recording that will surprise and please all fans of Latin, Jazz, Classical, Rock and World Music idioms.To order the "Flute Soul" CD please send a check for $15.00 (includes shipping) to:

Criollo Clasico Music
26 The Hollow
Amherst, MA 01002

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