SE LLAMA SABROSO (They Call it Tasty) by Zona Franka (a zona franca is a duty-free port) is an exciting introduction of a style called "Changüí con flow", a fusion of traditional rural changüí with rap and other urban Cuban music. As the name of the group implies, various musical styles from around the Americas are also featured. The songs are Cuban classics re-imagined in fresh, clever and innovative new arrangements that far differ from the original versions.
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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Anibal de Gracia star Puerto Rico Trombonista y director musi...
Issac Delgado
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Jesus Diaz y su QBA
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starstarstarstar United States Multi-instrumentalist, arra...
Don Perignon
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starstar Puerto Rico Timbalero y arreglista puer...
Tirso Duarte
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star Cuba Tirso Duarte is the most ta...
Ecue Tumba
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starstarstarstar Cuba Ecué Tumba (amigo tumbador)...
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Michael Gerald
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star United States Michael Gerald is one of Mi...
Yorgis Goiricelaya
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starstarstarstar United States Sought after bassist and pi...
Moise Gonzalez
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starstarstar Spain Cantante y compositor canar...
Heriberto "Tito" González
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Los Goyos
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Grupo Olubata
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starstarstarstarstar United States Batá drum group.
Yamila Guerra
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Havana Heavy Hitters
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Havana NRG!
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Ilu Aña
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Giovanni Imparato
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Iris Sandra
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star AF Iris Sandra’s debut album f...
Irosso Obba
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Jesus 'El Zun Zun De La Salsa'
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Generoso Jiménez
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star United States Floridian guitarist and com...
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