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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPAL Exhibits 2019-2020: Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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.

Pictures from the Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz Exhibit

Exhibit Bibliography

Items in collection