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Tito Puente

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...Tito Puente was a bandleader, composer, and percussionist (timbales, in particular) in the Latin jazz genre. Also known as “the King of Mambo and Latin Jazz,” together with Latin jazz artists Mario Bauza, Machito, and Dizzy Gillespie...

The Who

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...The Who is a British rock band that is one of the most prominent rock bands of the twentieth century. The Who established itself as part of the pop art culture as well as the mod subculture, and it has since inspired many other bands...

Timbales

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Timbales, also known as pailitas cubanas, pailes, timbaletas and bongó, have a rich history that is closely tied to the settling of the island of Cuba by the Spanish. Like many other Afro-Caribbean percussion instruments, these drums...

Mambo

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Mambo is an Afro-Cuban-derived song and dance genre that enjoyed widespread popularity among both Latino and mainstream audiences in the United States during the 1950s. Mambo emerged from the genres danzón and Cuban son and is typified...

Latin Jazz

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Latin jazz is a musical style that integrates rhythms derived from various Latin American dances with the harmonic practice and improvisation of jazz. A mixture of instrumental timbres can also be a factor where most frequently standard...

Timbal

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Commonly known as timbals in English, the timbal is a set of two drums, usually with metallic shells. It developed in Cuba where it is also known as paila or timbals criollos. The larger drum, known as hembra (female), is commonly 15 inches...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

Mambo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Mambo is a dance music genre that originated in Havana, Cuba, during the 1940s and developed simultaneously but largely independently in Havana and in the US cities of New York and Los Angeles (both places with large Latin-American...

Chachachá

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chachachá (or cha-cha-chá) is a genre of dance music developed in Cuba in the mid-twentieth century. Its creation is often credited to a single individual – composer, violinist and orchestra director Enrique Jorrin – and although much...

Salsa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Salsa is an exuberant pan-Caribbean music and dance form whose trajectory has taken it from cultural integration in the Spanish Americas to adoption by distant countries, where Latin-derived culture has been imported. Originally an urban...