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.

Find music by style, country, or by the size of the group (combo size).

Style Top Album Top Artist
Afro-Cuban Rumba Oriente Boogalu Productions
Bachata Bachason Danny Lozada
Charanga Herencia Maravilla de Florida
Comedy New Songs & Lowest Hits José 'Bartolo' Bartolomei
Electronica Reina Kinky
Flamenco Montoya Carlos Montoya
Hip-Hop Melokarma Akil Ammar
Instructional El Pikete Piano Transcriptions 1 El Pikete
Jíbaro Songs & Dances of Puerto Rico Music of Puerto Rico
Latin Jazz Carnival in San Juan Papo Vazquez
Latin Pop Locura Azul Los Zafiros
Latin Rock Vintage José 'Bartolo' Bartolomei
Mariachi Blind Troubador of Oaxaca Music of Mexico
Plena Viento de Agua Unplugged Music of Puerto Rico
Pop Dos Palabras Iris Sandra
Reggae Fluir Los Goyos
Reggaeton Farandula Alberto GV
Salsa Salsa Gitana Pedrito Calvo
Son Patakin Conjunto Chappottin
Son Jarocho Sones Jarochos from Veracruz Music of Mexico
Tango Tango Project Vol.1 Tango Project
Timba Soy Cubano Soy Popular Charanga Habanera
Tropical Encrucijada Danny Lozada
Trova Canciones Juveniles con Chago Music of Mexico
Country Top Album Top Artist
AF Money Money Akil Ammar
Argentina Tango Project Vol.1 Tango Project
Belgium Abriendo Caminos Contrabando
Canada My Seductive Cuba Musical Companion Chen Lizra
Cuba Sacred Rhythms Lazarito Valdes y su Bamboleo
Italy Kuba Sound System Proyecto Ciclon Cubano
Japan Rumba Oriente Nana Cantarina
Mexico Ukwanda Hip Hop IndieGente
Peru De La Habana A Peru Bárbaro Fines y su Mayimbe
PR New Songs & Lowest Hits José 'Bartolo' Bartolomei
Puerto Rico MamaYoyo Avelino Muñoz
Spain Sabor A Melao Moise Gonzalez
Sweden Con Fuerza Calle Real
Switzerland Timba Picason
United Kingdom Aprende Ya Canto Music Sales Group
United States Salsa Gitana Boogalu Productions
Combo Top Album Top Artist
Solo-Duo Farandula Akil Ammar
Trio-Quartet Oru Seco Vol.1-Play Along Set Grupo Olubata
Quintet-Octet Camino al Cielo Tiempo Libre
Orchestra Salsa Gitana Picason
Big Band The Greatest Beny More
Folkloric Bata Ketu Michael Spiro
Undefined Para Todos los Tiempos Raul Planas
Coalition Ukwanda Hip Hop Boogalu Productions
Compilation Reggae Thong Music of Puerto Rico
Affiliate Muy Caliente Sher Music Co.
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  • There is a history of musical innovations being forged on the island of Cuba before finally breaking out into the wider world and making their mark on music at large. Books like those by Rebeca Mauleón have enabled more of us to participate in that process. Now, ten years after Rebeca’s last book, Kevin Moore has produced a unique and outstanding set of works which make the last twenty years of Cuban music accessible to anyone who cares to learn to play it. It remains to be seen whether the rest of the world is now ready for an injection of Cuban timba.
    - Keith Johnson, England