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Afro-Cuba: A Musical Anthology
Various Artists
Afro-Cuba: A Musical Anthology
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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Represented in this collection are the four major divisions of Afro-Cuban culture: Lucumí, Arará, Abakuá, and Kongo. All but one of the selections are drawn from field and studio recordings made in Cuba from roughly 1948 t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Afro-Cuba: A Musical Anthology
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 7/10/2009
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661108820, 011661108844

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Represented in this collection are the four major divisions of Afro-Cuban culture: Lucumí, Arará, Abakuá, and Kongo. All but one of the selections are drawn from field and studio recordings made in Cuba from roughly 1948 to the present. Some were recorded in cabildos, associations formed by free and enslaved blacks from the same African "nation," some of which have survived to this day. Also represented are the major varieties of rumba, music of the Haitian-Cubans, and examples of carnival music from Santiago de Cuba and Havana. The detailed notes by Morton Marks add up to a thorough mini-course in Afro-Cuban rhythms.

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