El Bailarín del Mambo


El Bailarín del Mambo with Frank Delgado plays indigenous mambo, son, guaguanco, plena, bomba, guajira and son montuno salsa. This music is indigenous to the Greater Antilles Islands. Mambo often called Salsa is primarily Cuban son, a fusion of Spanish Cancion combined with African infused percussion merged with North American music genres such as Jazz, Rock, R&B and Funk. Mambo is a Latin dance that has evolved from the original Danzon since the music of the same name became popular. Check out “El Bailarín del Mambo” playing the indigenous sounds on WPKN, and take a look at some of the mambo steps using the YouTube link above. I’ve been collecting music in this genre for more than 50 years, ...

Jazz – 100 Years of Mingus


Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in European harmony and African rhythmic rituals. Charles Mingus, Jr. Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer, and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered ...


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