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What does "Afro-Cuban" even mean?
Here's a little taste of Afro-Cuban Jazz!
Ran Kan Kan (Tito Puente) by fabioaugustinis
What instruments typically play Afro-Cuban music?
Check out these performers with different instrument combinations!
Where to begin: Clave
Below is an example of "son" clave, the standard variation of the clave rhythm in what is called "three-two clave."
Step 2: The Rhythm Section
Here's an example of Manny Oquendo and his rhythm section!
Step 3: The Horn Section
Since this is a jazz ensemble, many players are encouraged to play an improvised solo on these charts. This allows performers to combine what they know from the chord progression of the chart they are playing with their own ideas and creative genius. Here's some tips on how to improvise in latin jazz music from a professional latin jazz pianist, Rebecca Cline!