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Jan 2018


And the Grammy goes to...El Orisha de la Rosa

With the Grammy for Best Recording Package, we honor the memory of the great Magin Diaz (1921-2017). The 60th GRAMMY Awards ceremony was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

September 2017


El Orisha de la Rosa by Magin Diaz is nominated for 2 Latin Grammy Awards


We´re very honored and thank the Academy for their consideration and our team for conceiving this record:

Magin Diaz, Artist

Manuel Garcia-Orozco, Music Producer, MD

Chris Castagno, Music Producer/ Mixing Engineer.

Jeff Rosas. Chief Recording Engineer

Scott Hull. Mastering Engineer. 

Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, Art Directors. Daniel Bustos, Project Manager. 

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August 2017


Cover Story on Afropop Worldwide


Afropop Worldwide is a Peabody award-winning radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora.  In this interview, Manuel Garcia-Orozco elaborates on the creative and political processes  behind the 95 y/o legend Magin Diaz's brand new album. 

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June 2016


Manuel Garcia-Orozco (Chaco)
Interview on W Radio

Interview on Petronica and its relevance in the music scene.

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January 2017


Manuel Garcia-Orozco's new book on Petrona Martinez


The Colombian Ministry of Culture recently published this book on Petrona Martinez, authored by Manuel Garcia-Orozco. The Ministry donates this publication to universities, public libraries and research centers throughout Colombia.  The research focuses on the creative work of Petrona and its cultural impact nationally and internationally. It also includes a compilation CD produced by Chaco World Music. 


June 2016


NPR's guide tour of Colombian music features a track from our album ‪#‎Petronica‬ Petrona Martinez' Electronic Suite

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