Mongo Santamaria Profiled

Rolando Arrieta profiles Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria. After arriving from Havana in 1949, Santamaria quickly made his mark on the New York mambo scene. He soon moved on to jazz, writing such standards as Afro Blue. Now retired, Santamaria still lives in New York City, and has been credited with helping to pave the way for today's Cuban musicians.



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