Wednesday, July 6, 2011



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Friday, July 1, 2011

Ibae...Tito Cepeda

An excerpt from Raices Cultural Center.ORG

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Tito Cepeda, gifted bombero, rumbero and overall drummer! Tito was born and bred in East Harlem, better known as “El Barrio.” He was a founding member of the “Pleneros de la 21” and played with the cream of the crop, everyone from Afro Cuba de Matanzas to Puente.

From all of us here at the Raíces Cultural Center, our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Tito’s family and friends. He will truly be missed and remembered as he enters the realm of Ara Orun. May the aché of Olofín’s cosmic nature surround you always Tito, as you begin your new ride through eternity!

New things...

So it's been a while. This site along with Street Level Productions have always been a labor of love and without compensation of any sort. Such is the way that one can really do anything worthwhile. Life has changed for me (Ralph) and I have been through much changes. A family, a daughter, a new job, and a new perspective on life.

Some things don't change though, and even though I haven't posted as I would have liked I will try and continue to post some informative stuff for the masses. Don't lose touch...more to come...

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