American jazz saxophonist Frank Foster performs on stage circa 1981. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Marlon Brando was an Afro-Cuban drumming enthusiast, as well as an inventor whose lost prototypes became the stuff of urban legend. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott's collaborative album, Ninety Miles, comes out June 21. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bomba Estereo In Concert

Hear the popular Colombian electro-tropical group bring the house down at a recent performance in Washington, D.C.

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Diving For Vinyl: Discovering Ben Tavera King Y Los Jazztecs

Inspired by modern jazz, a Filipino-American guitarist made a classic of the Mexican-American border.

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