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Friday, October 03, 2014

The King & I published Oct. 2, Hunter College Centro Journal

By Aurora Flores

I was on my way to interview Tito Puente, the King of Latin Music, and my first major assignment as a writer. I was excited, elated to have been picked for this project, and nervous, very nervous. Absentmindedly, I bit the last of what remained of my right thumbnail thinking of the many questions I had researched over the past few days as the #1 train pulled into my station. It was hard to see the stop from inside the bubble-art, graffiti-covered car, “Taki 183” tagged all over the windows. I already knew to get off three local stops after Seventy-Second Street. Climbing the stairs at the Fiftieth Street exit, I pulled the yellow piece of paper from my pocket: RMM Management, 1650 Broadway and Fifty-First.

Click on the link above to read the entire article here: bit.ly/1xGnRr1

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

ZDB performs @ the inauguration of the Hon. Melissa Mark Viverito

East Harlem's own councilwoman made history as the first Puerto Rican / Latina to become the Speaker of the NYC Council, the second most powerful position in NYC. The honorable Melissa Mark Viverito was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio on stage with the entire ceremony hosted by "In the Heights" playwright Lin Manuel Miranda. We were most honored to close out the ceremonies and make everyone on stage & in the aisles dance.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Celia Cruz the Queen doc w/ Aurora & Melody over WNBC TV Weekend Today VISIONES

Check out Aurora's Epistle to Celia published in the Daily News & performed @ the Nuyorican Cafe:


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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

WNET Latino American Series

"But this new combination of young Latinos playing with the iconic Yomo Toro was different. It spoon-fed us abuelita's words of wisdom while filling us with the joy of simple pleasures that some of us in New York only heard through the twang of Yomo Toro's cuatro singing through Hector's words. Yomo made them famous."

WNET Latino American Series:

Click here to read the entire blog & leave a comment: http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/blog/2013/09/03/Boricua-Christmas-New-York/

aurora flores wrote:

“The Borscht Belt had a Spanish heart,” recalls Larry Harlow. “It was nothing short of a 'Latin music Mecca'.”

My blog on Latino Jewish identity is up over the WNET website on the history of Latinos in America... check it out:


Aurora Flores
Music from the Streets of Latin N.Y. Streets of Latin N.Y.

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Monday, August 05, 2013

In the NY Times

Mi Bandera me lleva, Mi bandera me trae, Mi Bandera me lleva a la tierra del Le Lo Lei... New York Times: My flag takes me, my flag brings me back, my flag takes me to the land of happiness...

Click here to read the article re: the tribute we did for Yomo Toro on his street naming ceremony in the Bronx: Yomo Toro Place.

Then check out the rest of the coverage here:
NY1: http://www.ny1.com/content/186218/highbridge-corner-named-in-honor-of-the-king-of-the-cuatro

News 12 covering the Yomo Toro Street: Watch the video, click on the link....

Primera Hora:


El Diario:

Articulo de EFE


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Saturday, January 05, 2013

In the Daily News

Click on this link to read... A Tribute Fit for a King... Yomo Toro


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Aurora Flores: Latinas in Music

Latinas in Music

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Article from Telerama in France

Click here:


Barrio caliente

A l'est de Harlem, c'est encore Harlem, mais à la sauce hispanique. Un quartier qui abrite la plus grande communauté de la diaspora caribéenne, essentiellement portoricaine. « Le barrio, c'est Salsa Nation ! clame la pétulante chanteuse Aurora Flores. On oublie souvent que c'est ici que se sont mélangés, dans les années 70, les ingrédients de cette musique de l'exil, germée dans la pauvreté et qui célèbre la vie. » Cette ancienne journaliste, qui a « grandi en écoutant Tito Puente, Janis Joplin et Santana », est l'une des rares femmes leaders d'un orchestre de salsa. Bomba, plena, boogaloo, salsa dura… Avec le survolté Zon del Barrio, groupe mixte et multigénérationnel, elle veut, à son tour, « transmettre cet héritage à la jeune génération ».

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

My article in Latino Magazine on the Jose Limon Dance company

check it out:


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Sunday, May 06, 2012

DAY ONE: The Commercial for Prudential. Take a Look.

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Zon del Barrio

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