Information on Afro-Cuban drumming styles and rhythms including Rumba, Abaqua, Arara, Bantu and Bembe. This site also includes an extensive list of links to other sites and a book list.
Profiles and schedules of artists worldwide, record labels and agencies, radio stations, and links.
An explanation of the essential role of clave in Afro-Cuban music.
With strong roots in West African Yoruba religious music, Cuba's highly syncopated, potent, percussion-rich music has spawned much of what is today's salsa and Latin jazz and greatly influenced musics all over the world. This site has both reviews and sound samples from many important recordings.
A brief description of Cuban music forms, with featured artists and RealAudio samples, courtesy of Mamborama.com.
Humboldt State University Office of Extended Education presents the 6th annual Explorations in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum workshop to celebrate the folkloric music, songs, and dances of the Afro-Cuban people.
Covers the African and Afro-Cuban tradition of sacred drum playing, the tumbadora, has a list of bata players, timbaleros, and bongoseros and a glossary of terms.
This paper by drummer Chuck Silverman, sheds some light on Timba, and on the possible outcomes of the music industry's effects on Cuban music and society.
A brief history of bongo drumming linked to the early Cuban music styles of Changüi and Son.