Chano Pozo

Luciano Pozo, known as Chano Pozo, was a legendary Afro-Cuban conga drummer who helped forge the way for Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa. Host Tavis Smiley speaks with jazz writer Tom Piazza about the newly released three-CD album called "Chano Pozo: El Tambor de Cuba" (Translation: "Chano Pozo: The Drum of Cuba"). Tom Piazza is the author of The Guide to Classic Recorded Jazz, which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor award.

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