“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.”
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Tempera on gesso on board
Cuban-American singer La Lupe and ‘The King of Latin Music’ Tito Puente pose for a portrait circa 1960 in New York city, New York.
when a LatiNegra is literally and figuratively too much for someone coined “the kind of latin music’ that even his presence is in her shadow. and yet we are still denied. you cant stop our go.
ou may recognize Ruffins from his recurring role on HBO’s Treme, but you should really know him first for his trumpet. Ruffins plays the brassy, sing-songey, “play it from the bottom of your heart” style that is the trademark of NOLA’s great trumpeters, including most obviously Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima. And like the many great New Orleans musicians before him, Ruffins celebrates the city’s heritage in every note he blows and word he sings. We Partyin’ Traditional Style releases next Tuesday, 28 May, via Basin Street Records, and features a plethora of NOLA faves, including “Careless Love”, “Jeepers Creepers”, the Armstrong classic “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South”, and of course, this track “When the Saints Go Marching In” that we proudly premiere for you today.