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Cuban Carnival


Download links and information about Cuban Carnival by Tito Puente. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Salsa, Latin genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 36:13 minutes.

Artist: Tito Puente
Release date: 1956
Genre: Salsa, Latin
Tracks: 11
Duration: 36:13
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No. Title Length
1. Elegua Chango 5:12
2. Cuál Es la Idea (What's the Idea) 3:19
3. Pa' los Rumberos 3:21
4. Qué Será (What Is It?) 3:24
5. Oye Mi Guaguancó 3:34
6. Yambeque (Mambo Yambu) 3:45
7. Happy Cha-Cha-Cha 2:34
8. Mambo Buda 2:53
9. Cha-Cha de Pollos (Cha-Cha for Chicks) 2:47
10. Guaguancó Margarito 3:30
11. Cuban Fantasy 1:54



While the music that came to be termed "salsa" originated in Cuba, Puerto Ricans have been among its strongest supporters. One New York-reared puertoriqueno who soared to the top of the salsa world in the 1950s was timbale player/vibist Tito Puente. Boasting such early Puente gems as "Cual Es La Idea," "Oye Mi Guanguanco" and "Yambecua," the exuberant, infectious Cuban Carnival is essential listening for anyone with even a casual interest in Afro-Cuban music. Many of the players Puente employs in his driving orchestra — including Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo and Carlos "Patato" Valdez — would become among the most celebrated percussionists in Latin music. Whether the style is mambo, son, cha-cha or rhumba, Cuban Carnival is outstanding from start to finish.