Beyond Salsa Piano is a history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section – from its first appearance to the present. In a broader sense, it’s a study of the tumbao – the art of creating music from layers of repeating rhythmic and melodic phrases. Whether these syncopated figures are called tumbaos, guajeos, montunos, riffs or vamps, this Afro-Cuban concept lies at the heart of nearly every popular music genre from salsa to rock , funk, R&B, hiphop and jazz.

While presented as a set of method books, the series doubles as a history course and record collecting guide for listeners, dancers, and players of instruments other than the piano.

Perhaps the most important goal of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how tumbaos are constructed, their central role in the texture of Latin music of all eras, and the endless possibilities they provide for creative composing and arranging.
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Afro-Cuban

Album Preview Artist Popularity Charts PTracks
Rumba Oriente
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Nana Cantarina star
Bata Ketu
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Michael Spiro star
BataMbira
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Michael Spiro star
Sacred Rhythms
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Ilu Aña star
The Routes of Rumba
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Pedro Martínez & Román Díaz star
Kuba Sound System Proyecto
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Giovanni Imparato star
The Orisha Suite
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Michael Philip Mossman star
Trilogia Ancestros, Vol. 1
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Sintesis star
Trilogia Ancestros, Vol. 2
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Trilogia Ancestros, Vol. 3
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Ritmos Cubafricanos Vol. 1 & 2
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Ballet Folklorico Cutumba star
Rumbambeo Rumba Video
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Boogalu Productions star
Rumbambeo Bata Video
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Boogalu Productions star
Sonando Como Un Cañon
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Vission Latina star
Buenavista En Guaguanco
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Ecue Tumba star
En Un Solar De Pogolotti
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Ecue Tumba star
El Rey De Las Profundidades
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Irosso Obba star
La Autentica Sublime
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Mirando Hacia Afuera
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La Sublime star
Que Viva La Charanga
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La Sublime star
Ahora Vengo Con Rumba
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Joaquin Pozo star
Repica Bien El Tambor
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Rumba Eriera star
Rumba En El Callejan De Hamel
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Rumba Eriera star
My Seductive Cuba Musical Companion
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Chen Lizra star
Entre Amigos
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