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Francisco Aguabella

Drummer/percussionist Francisco Aguabella emigrated to NEW YORK from his indigenous Matanzas, Cuba — where African music was a custom — in 1957. He implemented a long type of Cuban drummers who produced their mark in the us: Chano Pozo, Patato Valdez, Candido, and Mongo Santamaria. Aguabella’s music fuses traditional African …

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