Nouvelle Ambiance with Hugo Mendez

From Cuba to Congo

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120 minsFirst aired 18 Jul 2018
Artwork by Henrik Büren

The Sofrito selector explores the interlaced history of Latin music on both sides of the Atlantic, with versions of enduring folk songs.

This month we’re delving into the movement of Latin rhythms, from Congo to Cuba - from the golden age son montuno of Havana big bands, to the rhumba orchestras of Kinshasa and back again, celebrating the ebb and flow of styles across the Atlantic, between the African continent and the Caribbean.

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