The Congo, Cuba & Rumba

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

The sound of Congolese rumba, born in the Congo’s basin during the 1940s has a distinctive flow, timber, and musical texture that harkens back to one of Cuba’s most iconic musical styles – Cuban son – a type of dance music itself that originated in the countryside of eastern Cuba in the late 19th century.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Producer
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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