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by Judy Cantor-Navas

September 8, 2013

Salsa Africana 101

by Judy Cantor-Navas  |  September 8, 2013

African musical traditions are the heartbeat of the Caribbean popular music around the world. It's less well known that Latin music has returned the favor with modern sounds that have made their way back to Africa. When African musicians interpret contemporary salsa or classic Cuban genres, they bring the music full circle, creating a multilayered mix of African rhythms and Latin sabor. Artists from the motherland of call-and-response, like Africando, Super Cayor de Dakar, Ricardo Lemvo, Papa Wemba and Orchestra Baobab, are masters of this incredible clave connection, putting their personal touches on the sounds of the diaspora and taking them for another turn around the dancefloor.

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