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Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz Explained ,

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This Jazz Piano Tutorial is about Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz.

Latin Jazz, as the name implies, is Jazz that uses rhythms derived from Latin American music. There are two main categories of Latin Jazz:
– Afro-Cuban Jazz – based on Cuban music with genres like mambo, cha-cha and salsa & popular in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s (sometimes referred to as Cubop)
– Afro-Brazilian Jazz – based on Brazilian music with genres like the bossa-nova and samba & popular in the 1960’s.

In Afro-Cuban Jazz, every instrument is allocated a particular rhythm which they music play throughout the entire song, with little to no variation. All these different rhythms then mesh and combine together to create an Afro-Cuban feel or groove. And the most important of these rhythms is the clave rhythm.

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