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Cuban music originated from two major sources

Spain and Africa

Roots of Rhythm

narrated by Harry Belafonte

When the Spanish arrived in Cuba, they brought the music of their

troubadours and gypsies

Small farmers lived in the mountains and continued to play the Spanish folk music

and flamenco of their forefathers

Chano Pozo moved to New York in 1947, bringing his congas

and exotic Latin rhythms with him

Pozo joined Gillespie’s big band where he would become a major influence on Latin-jazz, writing pieces like

"Tin Tin Deo" and "Manteca"

Multiple instrumentalist Tito Puente ("King of the Mamba") became a major influence in the mid ‘40s and ‘50s, fueling dance crazes like

the cha-cha-cha

clave Rhythm

-influenced USA rock and roll music

-two sticks



Culture influences on cuban music

Spanish gypsy flamingo

Black beans & Rice

Moros y Christianos


Cuban African Slaves, would dance to the Aruban gods. DRUMS


cuban Farmer who cultivates his land, whose greets possession is their land. Guajiros take a roll playing music in Cuba; music is called "Son" sacred country music

Cuban Rumba

Blend of spanish and african


style of music and dance that originated in Cuba and gained worldwide popularity in the 1930s. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish canción and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments of Bantu origin


guitar// part of SON music

10 sister band to tour Europe


Changui predecessor of

Mambo and ChaCha

Son Montuno

Mambo, Danzon, Rumba