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  • Cuban Music from Smithsonian Folkways

    Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has a broad selection of Cuban music in the collection, ranging from Afro-Cuban drumming to guaracha singing to revolutionary songs of the 1970s. View all of our albums featuring Cuban music here.

    • Listen to a playlist of Afro-Cuban drum music .
    • Watch Mexican trio romantico Los Tres Reyes play in the Cuban guaracha style, a genre of popular music known for its playful innuendo.
    • Read about Paredon Records founder Barbara Dane’s special relationship with Cuba.
    • Teach with lesson plans related to Cuban music: In the ‘Music of Cuba & the Caribbean and ‘Caribbean Beats and Blends’.