Mario Bauzá on the roots of Afro-Latin music

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“It’s all the same music. We just speak it with different accents.”

– Mario Bauzá (as quoted by Albert Angeloro)

Bauzá at age 82 interviewed most skillfully on CACE International TV. One of the most important, and little known, chapters in American music history revealed and explained in less than 15 minutes. Great intro to Bauzá’s life story.

A segment from the documentary “Latin Music USA” that covers Bauzá’s invention of Afro-Cuban Jazz.

Machito & his Afro-Cubans (Mario Bauzá, music director) with Charlie Parker. Recorded in 1950 by Norman Granz.

Bauzá & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra performing in Germany in 1992

– Ken McCarthy
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