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    Fiesta del Tambor - Havana Drum Festival

    The full program has been released. really fantastic events, percussion workshops, dance and percussion competitions and concerts, concerts, concerts! Really an event to attend if you will be in Havana 5- 11 of March. http://www.timba.com/artist_pages/fiesta-del-tambor-2018-program
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    New timba

    El Charangón with Cucurucho on piano for this TV program Susel "Ahora no vengas llorando"
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    What I'm listening to right now...

    New collaboration between Descemer Bueno and Issac Delgado
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    Contemporary Son Recommendations

    Maybe too pop?
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    Contemporary Son Recommendations

    I'll see what I cna find. I think most of the suff I know is either more traditional or more pop. But what about songs like the original Polo Montañez versiosn of Monton de estrellas or Flor palida? Maybe they are still too traditional. I'm going to see if I can find stuff by Leoni or Kelvis...
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    What is Mambo

    I miss the days when they had genres listed on salsa albums. Come to think of it it's not even easy to get a hold of CDs anymore.
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    In Defense of Rueda: Rethinking How We Approach Casino Teaching

    My personal opinion is that it should be done the way that Cuban teachers here did when I stared dancing. They taught casino. People need to get decent at the basics: basic steps, standard types of turns, dile que no, not to mention 50% of beginners can't find the beat and would cause any rueda...
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    Valentine's Day songs

    And the new video by Leoni Torres just released at YouTube today for Valentine's
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    Valentine's Day songs

    I expect we could fill this thread with salsa romantica and bachatas LOL. But here is a song from Adalberto Álvarez that he dedicated to his wife for Valentine's Day. Nice piano solo by Dorgeris.
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    The Cuban Music and Dance Movie Thread

    Yeah, I think people tend to zero in on rueda as something special to catch the interest of foreigners. Personally I enjoy the occasional social rueda but am not a hardcore rueda dancer who is mainly into rueda.
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    The Cuban Music and Dance Movie Thread

    Trailer with English subtitles. By an French photographer and as I understand it is still being edited. Looking forward to seeing it when it's done
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    New timba

    New video by Klímax featuring Yeni Valdés, Brenda Navarette and Osaín del Monte.
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    What is Mambo

    Hello, You are right about hearing a montuno. The first "mambo" part added to danzón was around 1910 and was more or less the addition of a montuno section at the end of the danzón. Arsenio is credited with being the first to use tumbadoras in popular dance music. But Arcaño started using them...
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    Son

    It has a very Cuban sound to it, although it also has similarities IMO to NY salsa, maybe mainly the use of the baritone sax. It isn't used nearly as much in Cuba as in other countries.
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    Son

    So is this son? Is it timba? Is it both?