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Cuba is not just another country with music.

It’s nothing less than the Mother Ship of Afro-Latin music.

With its habanera, danzon, changüí, son, son montuno, rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha, timba, and wide variety of Afro-Cuban spiritual musical forms, Cuba has been as important to the music of the world as the United States has been with its blues, jazz, rock and rock, and gospel music.

But getting information about the Cuban jazz scene is not easy…

It’s scarcely covered by major jazz magazines. Even getting a list of jazz venues in Havana isn’t easy.

Ken’s Cuba List is filling the gap with videos and articles that will help you put Cuba’s music in perspective and educate yourself about its riches past and present.

We’re also sharing practical information including travel tips and a weekly listing of what’s going on in the clubs in Havana (the only source of this particular info on the Internet.)

– Ken McCarthy
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Septeto Nacional – The whole story

A wonderful documentary with great music, eye-popping archival photos and film, and deeply informed commentary.

Septeto Nacional – The super group, its glorious history, and the indelible mark it made on Cuban and world culture.

A shoutout to the YouTube channel TresCubano that found and posted this gem.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Cuba Rhythm in Motion

Documentary about the blending of Cuban rhythms and American jazz, filmed in Cuba.

By: Dr. Mike Davison & Ed Tillett Supported by the University of Richmond

– Ken McCarthy
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Charlie Palmieri

Ask the great pianist Eddie Palmieri who the greatest pianist was and he will tell you it was his brother Charlie.

There’s a good reason for that.

Charlie Palmieri con Machito!

Fireworks start at: 1:32

“Charlie Palmieri plays MARIA CERVANTES which is an inspiration of the BORICUA composer Noro Morales. In this video you will see some of the members of Machito Orchestra who provide the descarga music.”

We found this clip on the marvelous YouTube channel of Prof. Juan P.l Rivera

On his channel. a drive though Habana

– Ken McCarthy
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Report from Havana

To see the videos Ivor references in this conversation, go here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MbakaraEkoretonko

– Ken McCarthy
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