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Roberto Juan Rodriguez

Percussionist, composer, and arranger Roberto Juan Rodriguez, whose exclusive blending of Latin and Jewish music provides essentially created a complete new hybrid, was created in Cuba, the kid of veteran horn participant Roberto Luis Rodriguez. Younger Rodriguez examined violin, piano, and trumpet in Havana, and discovered to try out drums …

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Tokyo Cuban Boys

The Latin American dance craze from the 1940s spread to Japan through the playing of Tokyo Cuban Boys. Greater than a half a hundred years later on, the 19-piece is constantly on the inspire dancing using their mixture of mambos, boleros, and cha cha chas.

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Selma Reis

Selma Reis is a talented singer who’s focused on a private repertory. Her family members had a solid enthusiasm for serestas, that was fundamental for the shaping of her like for music. Reis researched vocal technique in Brazil and France. In 1987 she documented her first recording, Selma Reis (self-employed). …

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Runn Family

The Runn Family members play an attractive mixture of music, combining traditional mbira-based melodies with reggae and rhumba and so are especially known for his or her sizzling brass section. Created in the first ’80s, they accomplished prominence using the launch of their solitary, “Hachina Wekutamba Naye,” which mourned the …

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Tembo Brothers

Led by attention-shunning John Chibadura, the Tembo Brothers have grown to be perhaps one of the most popular youthful rings in Zimbabwe, playing the mbira-rhumba fusion referred to as rumbira. The music group shaped in 1985 and instantly drew attention due to Chibadura’s intense tone of voice and achingly poignant …

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Chispa

A member of family of influential Cuban composer and pianist Ignacio Cervantes, Chispa (or “the Spark”) has led his 13-piece orchestra, Chispa con Los Cómplices, through a mixture of traditional salsa as well as the newer funk-influenced timba design since the later ’90s. Their initial record, Mew Pa’ Que Vea, …

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Julio Cueva

Often weighed against Philadelphia-born trumpet participant Ziggy Elman (1914-1968), Julio Cueva played an important part in the evolution of Afro-Cuban music. The first choice of an extremely successful band, through the 1940s, he helped to introduce such later on Afro-Cuban celebrities as vocalist Orlando “Cascarita” Guerra and pianist/arranger Rene Hernandez. …

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Dexter Johnson

Johnson moved to Senegal in the 1950s and enjoyed massive recognition like a horn participant with both Star Band as well as the Super Etoile Music group.

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Luís Represas

Latin musician Luis Represas gained popular with the past due-1996 discharge of Ao Vivo Zero CCB for the Portuguese department of EMI.

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Ocote Soul Sounds

Founded like a stylistically wide-ranging Latin-themed part task of Martin Perna of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Ocote Soul Seems often includes Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma and it is associated with Eighteenth Street Lounge Music, the label of Thievery Corporation. Perna (vocals, saxophone, flute, acoustic guitar, body organ, percussion), who founded …

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