Latin Roots – The Evolution of Cuba’s Charanga Music
Originally evolving out of the more formal 19th century style danzon, things changed for charanga music in the 1930’s as we will hear with a transformative piece by the legendary Cachao. It’s interesting that this very Cuban form has been kept alive since the early days of the Cuban revolution – when there were few places to play on the island – by Puerto Rican musicians in New York, Miami and at home. Producer Aaron Levinson will explain further and play some great charanga.
He has also provided a Charanga Spotify playist for further listening.