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Tiempo Libre: Panamericano

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Panamericano is more than the title of the fifth release from Afro-Cuban maestros Tiempo Libre (which loosely translates into “Free Time"); after more than a decade of blending and polishing musical styles from Latin, South, and North America, it's a great description of the smooth sound they've found.

Each tune seems to literally dance ...

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From Sea to Shining Sea: Music Central to South and Latin America

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Aguankó
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Aguankó Music
2015

In 2012, conguero and composer Alberto Nacif, a Mexican native transplanted in Michigan, brought together some of the area's most skilled Afro-Cuban and Latin musicians to form Aguankó. Their small ensemble with a large Latin jazz sound herewith follows up their self-produced 2013 debut Elemental ...