Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel swings by the studio to play some Cuban classics.
- Estrellas de Areito — the top all stars of the state-run Areito label, this cut gives us the anatomy of a Cuban band, with the greatest Cuban musicians ever assembled together — Ruben Gonzalez, Tata Guines, Felix Chappotin, and others. This is both charanga and cha cha.
- Jose Fajardo — Kikiriki — the great Cuban flutist gives us a big-beat mambo from the 1950's, done in the charanga style of flute and fiddles. The flute is a 5-key ebony Cuban style flute.
- Benny Moré — Qué Bueno Baila Usted (“How Well You Dance”) one of the greatest mambos by the iconic Cuban singer.
Photo: Repeating Islands