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Afro-Cuban

Afro-Cuban Jazz is a combination of jazz improvising and rhythms from Cuba and Africa; it is also known as Latin jazz. There were some hints of Afro-Cuban jazz in isolated cases during the 1920s and '30s -- Jelly Roll Morton's "Spanish tinge" in some of his more rhythmic piano solos, a few Gene Krupa performances where he sought to include South American rhythms, and even in the Latin pop music of Xavier Cugat. However, the true birth of Afro-Cuban jazz can be traced to trumpeter-arranger Mario Bauza. Bauza introduced trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie to the masterful Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo (they teamed up in 1947-48 to create innovative music before Pozo's death) and also persuaded Latin bandleader Machito to use jazz soloists. During the late '40s, Stan Kenton began to integrate Latin rhythms in his music, and with the rising popularity of Tito Puente and Cal Tjader during the 1950s, Afro-Cuban jazz caught on as one of the most popular jazz styles. In more recent times some groups have developed Afro-Cuban jazz beyond its boppish roots, performing Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane tunes, adding funk to the mixture, and having more adventurous solos. The spirit of the music -- a true fusion between North, South, and Central America -- and an emphasis on infectious rhythms are the keys. More in Latin: Afro-Cuban | Boleros | Brazillian | Flamenco | Mexican | Percussion & Vocals | Salsa | Traditional
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408543
Ocean View
A light and breezy track for a calm and relaxed setting on the beach by the ocean. This features steel drums from the caribbean, bright vibes, congas, ukelele and small a horn section. Sets the mood ...
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Ocean View
by Mike Kinzie
Music ID: 408543
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01:50
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A light and breezy track for a calm and relaxed setting on the beach by the ocean. This features steel drums from the caribbean, bright vibes, congas, ukelele and small a horn section. Sets the mood ...
408498
TITO NO DRUMS NO PERC
An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
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TITO NO DRUMS NO PERC
by Abbas Premjee
Music ID: 408498
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02:52
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An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
408497
TITO LOOP
An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
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TITO LOOP
by Abbas Premjee
Music ID: 408497
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An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
408496
TITO DRUM AND BASS
An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
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TITO DRUM AND BASS
by Abbas Premjee
Music ID: 408496
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02:41
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An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
404171
That's Your Holiday
Good times, sunshine, dancing, happiness and carefree living - this energetic, happy and bouncy track with its exotic rhythm conveys all that and more. Features Latin drum beats and piano sounds, Cari...
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That's Your Holiday
by Priscila Najar
Music ID: 404171
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02:04
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Good times, sunshine, dancing, happiness and carefree living - this energetic, happy and bouncy track with its exotic rhythm conveys all that and more. Features Latin drum beats and piano sounds, Cari...
398488
Havana Morning
Latin style lounge music. Piano, jazz guitar, vibraphone, bass and exotic percussion. Suitable for travel themes....
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Havana Morning
by Vitaliy Vorobev
Music ID: 398488
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Latin style lounge music. Piano, jazz guitar, vibraphone, bass and exotic percussion. Suitable for travel themes....
397400
Sleepless in Gulustan
Acoustic guitar, accordion, bass and percussion. Arabic motifs. Lyrical mood. ...
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Sleepless in Gulustan
by Ilya Truhanov
Music ID: 397400
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03:49
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Acoustic guitar, accordion, bass and percussion. Arabic motifs. Lyrical mood. ...
394773
Latin Feeling
Taking the festive Guaguanco as an inspiration, this tune plays drums, Rhodes and acoustic and electric guitars, as well as tambourine and other percussion, getting a very happy and joyful track, perf...
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Latin Feeling
by Enrique Molano
Music ID: 394773
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02:06
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Taking the festive Guaguanco as an inspiration, this tune plays drums, Rhodes and acoustic and electric guitars, as well as tambourine and other percussion, getting a very happy and joyful track, perf...
392916
Cuban Air (Seamless Loop)
A bright energetic latin celebration that puts you on the beach in the Caribbean. Stimulating rhythmic percussion featuring congas and shakers are featured supported by a vibrant brass section and dr...
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Cuban Air (Seamless Loop)
by Mike Kinzie
Music ID: 392916
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00:19
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A bright energetic latin celebration that puts you on the beach in the Caribbean. Stimulating rhythmic percussion featuring congas and shakers are featured supported by a vibrant brass section and dr...
392915
Cuban Air (60 sec edit)
A bright energetic latin celebration that puts you on the beach in the Caribbean. Stimulating rhythmic percussion featuring congas and shakers are featured supported by a vibrant brass section and dr...
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Cuban Air (60 sec edit)
by Mike Kinzie
Music ID: 392915
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01:34
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A bright energetic latin celebration that puts you on the beach in the Caribbean. Stimulating rhythmic percussion featuring congas and shakers are featured supported by a vibrant brass section and dr...
392914
Cuban Air
A bright energetic latin celebration that puts you on the beach in the Caribbean. Stimulating rhythmic percussion featuring congas and shakers are featured supported by a vibrant brass section and dr...
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Cuban Air
by Mike Kinzie
Music ID: 392914
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01:34
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A bright energetic latin celebration that puts you on the beach in the Caribbean. Stimulating rhythmic percussion featuring congas and shakers are featured supported by a vibrant brass section and dr...
390139
Cuban Nights
Joyful and easy-going Latin Pop, Slight Cuban / Salsa feel, combined with modern pop vibes, Feelgood track, suitable for fun and holidays, relaxing vacation, fun in the sun, partying and good times,...
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Cuban Nights
by Wesley Devine
Music ID: 390139
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03:08
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Joyful and easy-going Latin Pop, Slight Cuban / Salsa feel, combined with modern pop vibes, Feelgood track, suitable for fun and holidays, relaxing vacation, fun in the sun, partying and good times,...
390138
Cuban Nights (Underscore version)
Joyful and easy-going Latin Pop, Slight Cuban / Salsa feel, combined with modern pop vibes, Feelgood track, suitable for fun and holidays, relaxing vacation, fun in the sun, partying and good times,...
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Cuban Nights (Underscore version)
by Wesley Devine
Music ID: 390138
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03:07
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Joyful and easy-going Latin Pop, Slight Cuban / Salsa feel, combined with modern pop vibes, Feelgood track, suitable for fun and holidays, relaxing vacation, fun in the sun, partying and good times,...
388532
Turn it up! (15s - A)
Effervescent 15-second Latin dance sequence orchestrated around a powerful Moombah groove, an hypnotic bass line and a percussive piano. Very dynamic, this clip is ideal for a TV show, advertisement o...
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Turn it up! (15s - A)
by Edward Keys
Music ID: 388532
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00:15
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Effervescent 15-second Latin dance sequence orchestrated around a powerful Moombah groove, an hypnotic bass line and a percussive piano. Very dynamic, this clip is ideal for a TV show, advertisement o...
387377
Samba in the light of the fire
Piano, bass and synth twinkle in the rhythm of percussion and drums. With this music you can dance. Great for holiday video....
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Samba in the light of the fire
by Andry Ledogorov
Music ID: 387377
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03:54
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Piano, bass and synth twinkle in the rhythm of percussion and drums. With this music you can dance. Great for holiday video....
386057
Beatz Latino
An instrumental hip hop/dance track that contains elements of Latin American Music. The track blends modern synthetic sounds and beats with brass instruments and traditional percussion....
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Beatz Latino
by Alexander Stokke
Music ID: 386057
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01:43
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An instrumental hip hop/dance track that contains elements of Latin American Music. The track blends modern synthetic sounds and beats with brass instruments and traditional percussion....
385707
TITO NO MELODY
An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
Commercial Price: $129.95

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TITO NO MELODY
by Abbas Premjee
Music ID: 385707
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02:53
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An ultra groovy afro cuban salsa track in the style of the great Tito Puentes. Features Latin percussion and horns. The style is retro in nature and has a 60's feel to it with a heavy Cuban rhythmic i...
381732
Piano Blues
Rhythmic latin piano track. Easy listening music in a brazilian, south american rhythm. Acoustic, instrumental music, solo piano. Organic and happy will be great for background, ambient music...
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Piano Blues
by Randy Lamont Jones
Music ID: 381732
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01:12
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Rhythmic latin piano track. Easy listening music in a brazilian, south american rhythm. Acoustic, instrumental music, solo piano. Organic and happy will be great for background, ambient music...
380777
Son montuno para bailar
Son montuno dance music. The son montuno is a little slower, so it is easier to practise your dance steps....
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Son montuno para bailar
by Michael De Miranda
Music ID: 380777
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04:24
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Son montuno dance music. The son montuno is a little slower, so it is easier to practise your dance steps....
379093
Caribbean Carnival
Uplifting latin style groove with lively percussion, guitar, trumpets and Afro-Cuban piano. Feel the summertime vibe. Great for holiday and leisure, scenes of people dancing and having a good time, st...
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Caribbean Carnival
by Andrew Littlewood
Music ID: 379093
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01:59
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Uplifting latin style groove with lively percussion, guitar, trumpets and Afro-Cuban piano. Feel the summertime vibe. Great for holiday and leisure, scenes of people dancing and having a good time, st...
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