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Live Music by John Santos Septet

John Santos Septet
November 27, 2015 -

The Danzon was born in Matanzas, Cuba in the 1870s, and descended from the Contradanza, Danza Criolla, and Habanera styles. By the turn of the century, it became Cuba’s national dance, and beginning with the first decade of the 20th century, it held the distinction of being the first widely distributed Black music of the Americas, thanks to the fledgling recording industry and US companies such as RCA, Victor, Columbia, and Brunswick.

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