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Latin Roots Live
The Latin Roots Live! concert series is inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly radio series on World Cafe® hosted by David Dye, which explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino and Raices Culturales and made possible by the William Penn Foundation

Latin Roots Live!

Latin Roots Live!
Listen to Ana Tijoux’s Latin Roots Live! show from World Cafe Live. Listen to Eco Del Sur’s Latin Roots Live! show from World Cafe Live.

NuevoFest 2015

Latin Roots#44 – The Evolution of Cuba’s Charanga Music

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.
  • Show Tracks:
    Goza Mi Mambo Isla Del Encanto Maria Ya Sabe Bailar


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