New Cuban Sounds Rooted In Tradition From 'Global Village'

The Miami group Tiempo Libre combines hip-hop, R&B, rock and pan-Latin sounds to create a distinctive version of Cuban party music known as timba. i i

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The Miami group Tiempo Libre combines hip-hop, R&B, rock and pan-Latin sounds to create a distinctive version of Cuban party music known as timba.

The Miami group Tiempo Libre combines hip-hop, R&B, rock and pan-Latin sounds to create a distinctive version of Cuban party music known as timba.

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World music DJ Betto Arcos returns to weekends on All Things Considered to share what he's been spinning on Global Village, the show he hosts on KPFK in Los Angeles. This week, Arcos brings some of his favorite new Cuban music. His picks include Pedrito Martinez's convergence of Cuban and flamenco rumbas, an ancestral tale from The Creole Choir of Cuba, Tiempo Libre's amalgam of jazz, funk, and R&B and Yunior Terry's nod to salsa.

New Music From Cuba

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Pedrito Martínez

  • Album: Rumba de la Isla
  • Song: Dos Estrellas Relucientes/De La Alegre Primavera

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Dos Estrellas Relucientes/De La Alegre Primavera
Album
Rumba de la Isla
Artist
Pedrito Martínez
Label
Masterworks
Released
2013

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The Creole Choir of Cuba

  • Album: Santiman
  • Song: Fey Oh di Nou [Oh Leaves Tell Us]

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Fey Oh di Nou [Oh Leaves Tell Us]
Album
Santiman
Artist
The Creole Choir of Cuba
Label
Real World Records
Released
2013

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Tiempo Libre

  • Album: Monta Que Te Quedas
  • Song: Monta Que Te Quedas

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Yunior Terry

  • Album: Mi Bajo Danzon
  • Song: Son de Altura

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Son de Altura
Album
Mi Bajo Danzon
Artist
Yunior Terry
Label
CD Baby
Released
2012

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Mi Bajo Danzon

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Mi Bajo Danzon
Artist
Yunior Terry
Label
CD Baby
Released
2012

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