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About This Exhibit
This exhibit focuses on Latin jazz compositions influenced by Cuban and African styles and performers. The invention of "Cubop" (Cuban bebop), the introduction of certain instruments to jazz (such as the bongo) and the collaboration between African American and Cuban performers all contributed to this earliest form of Latin Jazz. Some of the notable artists in this music genre include Tito Puente, Frank Grillo "Machito", Mario Bauza and Dizzy Gillespie.
This exhibit compliments Krannert Center's performances of South American, Caribbean and Afro-Cuban influenced pieces by the UI Latin Jazz Ensemble on December 7th, 2019.
Playlists from the MPAL Archives
Links to related searches in the UIUC Library Catalog
Pictures from the Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz Exhibit