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Mongo Santamaría (born Ramón Santamaría Rodríguez), Cuban-born American rumba quinto master & Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He was the greatest conga drummer of the 20th century, and was most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard Afro Blue, recorded by John Coltrane. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B & soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era. His hit rendition of Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man was inducted into the Grammy Hall of…

Mongo Santamaría (born Ramón Santamaría Rodríguez), Cuban-born American rumba quinto master & Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He was the greatest conga drummer of the 20th century, and was most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard Afro Blue, recorded by John Coltrane. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B & soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era. His hit rendition of Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man was inducted into the Grammy Hall of…

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La vida en La Habana antes de la revolución de Fidel Castro

The Havana high life, before Castro and the Revolution 1946 Cuban socialite Aline Johnson gets a pedicure will being visited by her friend Nina Gomez de Freyre.

Christian Louboutin Designs Outfits for Cuban National Team at 2016 Rio Olympic Games

A small laptop mounted to the dashboard of a 1955 Ford Mercury. Photo by Edel Rodriguez.

Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers

A small laptop mounted to the dashboard of a 1955 Ford Mercury. Photo by Edel Rodriguez.

NPR - PEDRITO MARTINEZ - SANTERO PRIEST- Martinez about his practice of the Afro-Cuban religion, and followed him to a private ceremony in The Bronx. "What made me love the religion was the music," he told us - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZvv4xkepa4

Afro-Cuban jazz musician Pedrito Martinez appeared in Frostburg for CES in 2013

"KING of the Congas" Tata Guines, Cuba's most famous percussionist

"KING of the Congas" Tata Guines, Cuba's most famous percussionist

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