There are two quintessential Cuban instruments.

The drums, of course. Africa.

And the tres. From Andalusia. Moorish Spain…also Africa.

New Orleans piano “professor” and lover of Cuban music Jon Clear shows how the tres laid down the foundation for Cuban piano which laid down the foundation for the New Orleans sound.

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