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.
This is the debut solo album of Cuban cuatro master Kiki Valera, a member of the Familia Valera Miranda, a century-old group and one of the key purveyors of the Son Cubano. While completely dedicated to the performance of traditional Cuban music, Valera was exposed to jazz masters through cassette tapes while in school and those inspirations elevate the quality of his cuatro solos in subtle and wonderful ways. Joined here by childhood friend, renowned vocalist Coco Freeman, Valera and his exciting ensemble pair 12 original songs with beautiful instrumental work in ways that will make you dance, laugh, and possibly shed a tear.
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.

Source & Production Music for Film and TV

Quickly preview and license REAL latin music -from the original artist- for your commercial, film, TV, web and multi-media project. Our growing catalog is now managed by our dedicated licensing and publishing division Latin Pulse Media.

For all Latin music licensing requests please contact:
licensing [at] latinpulsemedia [dot] com

Call +1.775.230.6501 for quick turn-around on music licensing, song placement, music supervision and rights clearance services.

Latin Pulse Media is an ASCAP & BMI registered music publisher that prides itself on maintaining excellent working relationships with the top independent Latin music artists. We are your source for 100% pre-cleared genuine Latin music for Film & Television. Our catalog consists of commercially released masters for maximum authenticity.

Placements & Clients include: Visit our placement blog here
Showtime (Dexter & Weeds) USA Network (Burn Notice)
Fox Searchlight Pictures (Our Family Wedding) Lifetime Movie Network (Little Girl Lost)
Roadside Attractions (The Joneses) Welt Films (Germany)
H&R Block Scenarios USA

Mastering engineer and pro-bassist Michael Lazarus is Latin music specialist dedicated to assisting independent artists generate revenue from their intellectual property (songs). He also manages the largest Cuban music portal in the world -- TIMBA.com -- and the Latin music download store Latinpulsemusic.com. Michael is an voting & engineer member of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing -- Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards) and member AIMP, IMDB Pro, NALAC, NALIP, and NARIP (the National Association of Music Industry Professionals).

One-Stop Licensing: Most of the albums in our catalog are available in purely instrumental versions, and can be licensed on a 'one-stop' basis. "One-Stop" means we can license both the master and the composition. This makes the licensing process efficient and easy. If you need Latin source music & cues, and you're interested in licensing Latin music for your Film or Television program, please email us and, in order to ensure we can meet your custom needs, include the following information about your project:

* contact name / address / phone number   * title of your project
* type of project (tv, film, web, game, etc.)   * proposed release date
* duration of use   * proposed use

To answer a VERY common question regarding ONE-STOP Licensing: 'Compositions' and 'Masters' are separate creative works protected by separate copyrights. When a songwriter writes the words and music to a song, he or she creates a copyright in that composition. Whenever any artist (including the original songwriter) records the composition, that artist creates a new copyright in a master recording. There can be many masters derived from one composition.

SUBMISSIONS: Currently accepting music. Electronic submissions are accepted and reviewed (mp3, wav and aiff are ok). IMPORTANT: Please ensure you submit relevant music, meaning Vocal & Instrumental Latin (or Latin influenced) music and spanish language music, for example material that can be categorized as afro-cuban, timba, salsa, tropical, latin jazz, latin pop, urban, reggaeton / reguetón, latin hip-hop and rap, electronic dance music (EDM), rock en español, etc.

Please use the following free services (or equivalent) to send your tracks:
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DEALS: All deals are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Licensing fees and performance royalties are typically split is 50/50. Catalog includes both exclusive and non-exclusive music. All licensing contracts and agreements are available in Spanish. Hablamos Español.