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September 2015

Video Pick of The Week!

This week’s Video pick is “Lo K tengo yo” by LOS 4 & Charanga Habanera


About Los 4

Los 4

Los 4 (AKA Los Salvajes) was formerly known as Eddy-K.  In March of 2008, the group Eddy K was on tour when two of it’s members, Edoardo Mora & DJ Tony, decided not to return to Cuba.  As a result, the remaining members  Damian & Jorgito (AKA Jorge Jr) decided to form a new group featuring a new lead singer EL Principe & DJ Don Metra.  The new group continued as Eddy-K and then changed their name to “Los Intocables”, then to Los 4  and finally to Los Salvajes. Currently the group goes by the name Los4 & consitsts of vocalists Jorge Junior (director), and Yomil Norlam. In production are the following:  Batule DJ, Hugo on piano, on percussion Dayron, on brass Pedro Reyes and Manuel Rosabal, on the congas Michel Valdes, and the great DJ Javier moving discs.

Translator: Marie  of Sabor Del Caribe

Source: http://www.cubaton.it/?page_id=120&lang=es

https://www.facebook.com/LoSalvajes?pnref=lhc


About Charanga Habanera

Charanga Habanera

“La Charanga Habanera is a timba ensemble from Havana directed by David Calzado. The band has been nominated for awards including the Latin Grammy in 2003 for the album Live in the U.S.A. In 2005 the group was nominated for “Orgullosamente Latino” awards in three categories: best video, best album, and best group. Furthermore, the group has won numerous awards from Cubadiscos and Lucas.”     Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charanga_Habanera


Contributor: 931296_3077553634727_1889217627_n (1)Marie is the founder of Sabor Del Caribe Blog. Her mission is to share and educate others about the fullness of the Caribbean’s culture through music, dance, food, fashion etc.  She also aims to keep her readers up to date on current events ranging from: political/economic issues currently faced in the Caribbean as well as social events and parties that are taking place in the  local community & worldwide.


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Spotlight Thursday!

Nadine Garçon of J’ESPÈRE

In celebration of fashion week 2016, we caught up with Nadine Garçon of J’ESPÈRE.  Nadine is an up and coming Haitian American fashionista and the founder of J’espère™ clothing line.  According to Nadine, “J’espère™ currently features chic simplistic garments with an urban twist from pinstriped denim vests to plaid bralettes, revamping current trends while setting new ones.” Checkout sample pieces from Nadine’s clothing line below as well as our full interview with her.


Sample Pieces from J’ESPÈRE ™ 

These pieces are available by special order via email.  

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Nadine also provides styling services for photo shoots and special occasions.  She can be contacted at Garconnadine@gmail.com for special orders and styling services.


Q&A with Nadine                       

1. Tell me about yourself:

 Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens in the early 90’s, New York City fashion has always been influential.  Likewise, being of Haitian descent, I was granted the freedom to learn and understand my culture as I subconsciously intertwined traditional styles into my everyday living. As I grew older, so did my passion for fashion.  I am currently majoring in Fashion Design  and studying all aspects of business and garment construction.

2. What inspired your business?

Young and determined I’ve always wanted something of my own. J’ESPÈRE translates to ” I Hope” in French.  I’ve named my clothing line J’espère in hopes to fulfill my wildest dreams as an aspiring creative, with hopes to succeed in the fashion business and in hopes to inspire, providing people the opportunity to uplift themselves in my garments as they trust my creativity and vision.

3.Tell me about your business:

J’espère™ pieces currently features chic simplistic garments with an urban twist from pinstriped denim vest to plaid bralettes, revamping current trends while setting new ones.

4. Who’s your favorite fashion Icon/ role model?

My biggest Fashion icons would have to be Solange Knowles and Tracey Ellis Ross. These two women are daring individuals who “wear their personalities” they are not afraid to try outrageous things in a new tasteful innovative ways with self respect and confidence, from bold prints to unusually shaped garments to outrageous shoes. These powerful women inspire me more than anyone else in the public Media.

5. What is your favorite boutique?

I have no specific place that I like to shop! My rule is,  if you see it and love It with no second guessing…GET IT! Also, do not be afraid to try new things, new colors and fun prints.

Contact info: Garconnadine@gmail.com


Written By: 931296_3077553634727_1889217627_n (1)Marie is the founder of Sabor Del Caribe Blog. Her mission is to share and educate others about the fullness of the Caribbean’s culture through music, dance, food, fashion etc.  She also aims to keep her readers up to date on current events ranging from: political/economic issues currently faced in the Caribbean as well as social events and parties that are taking place in the  local community & worldwide.


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Video Pick of The Week!

This week’s Video pick features world-renowned dancer Franklin Diaz! Franklin Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic. His dance journey began at the age of 4 where he taught himself to dance after falling in love with movement and sound. He also comes from a family of musicians and vocalist and has trained with master instructors such as Jose Molina, Nelida Tirado, Jose Maya and Alfonso Losa (Flamenco), and Victor Pacheco and Eddie Torres (Salsa). In addition, he has trained in Modern dance & Ballet at Alvin Ailey dance school. Franklin Diaz has created his own unique style & body movement, which reflects these various influences. His unique fusion style radiates from this video, with elements of modern/Jazz, Afro-Cuban, son, Cha-cha-chá, pachanga, chacha etc. present in this performance at the “La Vieja Guardia” Salsa New York Anniversary.

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