Nov 29, 2020
You are now listening to Ritmos Negros!
Unpack your suitcases, grab a blanket...and a mojito, and come and relax by the beach! It's storytime! We've made it to Santiago de Cuba, the birthplace of Cuban son! Joining us today is Kiki Valera, a Cuban virtuoso of the Cuban cuatro guitar whose family played a HUGE role in the rise of Cuban son. Cuban son probably has the greatest influence on modern salsa, but this syncretic genre is deeply rooted in story-telling and improvisation that stems from Afro-Cuban tradition.
Get comfy and cuddle up as we hear the warm tales and melodies of Cuban son!