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July 9, 2011 More than so many other kinds of music, jazz takes its tradition seriously. So it makes sense that so jazz musicians feel such visceral connections to their ancestors — and honor them in song. Hear cuts from four new albums.
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February 7, 2009 Latin music would not exist without bongos, congas or timbales — all percussion instruments, all with roots in Africa. Likewise, there wouldn't be Latin music without other African influences, such as syncopation. Latin percussionist, composer and bandleader Bobby Sanabria gives a primer on the close roots that Latin and jazz music share with the sound and soul of West Africa.
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August 11, 2007 Percussionist Bobby Sanabria grew up in the musical melting pot of the South Bronx in New York City. Now, as the leader of a big band, it's no wonder that his brand of Latin jazz mirrors a panoply of Afro-Western styles from all over the Americas.
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