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Cuban Music Now

by Judy Cantor-Navas  |  July 25, 2013

Cuban Music Now

Be it in the roots of salsa, the rhythms of Latin jazz or the enduring romance of bolero, the music of Cuba reverberates around the world. While a little record called Buena Vista Social Club brought listeners back to the classic island sound, the incredible and diverse music streaming out of today's Cuba remains a mystery to many, even if it is followed obsessively by dedicated Cubaphiles. If you can't do like Jay-Z and Beyonce and experience Cuban music firsthand, you can still catch up on current Cuban sounds right here. From Danay Suarez's Carribean R&B vocals to Carlos Varela's conscious folk anthems; Chucho Valdes' masterful Afro-Cuban jazz; Descemer Bueno's trova-pop; X Alfonso's mix of Cuban beats, hip-hop and rock; and dance music by Manolito Simonet, Pedrito Calvo, Isaac Delgado and more, this is Cuba now.

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