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Rough Guide

The Rough Guide To Cuban Son



Released 28 July 2000

At the heart of Cuba’s rich musical landscape is son – the island’s predominant musical force and a forerunner of the big-band salsa sound that today is so hugely successful around the world. This Rough Guide is an exposition of the son, featuring artists that have existed since its earliest days at the beginning of the twentieth century, through the golden era of the 1950s, to today’s big bands that have launched the son sound to the world.