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Brazil – Samba

Brazilian Carnival
Shots of parades in the background

Groovy Samba
By Sergio Mendes

Samba Schools
Preparing for Carnival in Brazil

Rio Carnival Samba Parade

Brazil – Bossa Nova

Girl from Ipanema
Andy Williams and Antonio Carlos

The New Bossa Nova
Luciana Souza

“Bossa Nova Baby”
Elvis singing in Fun in Acapulco, 1963

“Bossa Nova Melody”
Sinatra and Jobim live, 1967

Brazil – Tropical

Tropicalia Revolution, a BBC documentary
Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 – Part 7

“Soca Warriors”
Trinidad All Stars, Panorama Finals 2007

“Pan in A Minor”
Trinidad, performed by Renegades in 1987

Florida State University – Mas N Steel performing in 2007

Making a tenor steel pan

Super Mario Brothers
Performed by a steel band with good closeup shots of performers and pans

Argentina/Uruguay – Tango

World Tango Dance Championships

“Dancing with the Stars”
Dancers with music by Astor Piazzolla

“Muerte Del Angel”
Astor Piazzola, 1984 Montreal International Jazz Festival

“Concerto for Bandoneon, String Orchestra, and Percussion”
Astor Piazzola, Movement I

Bolivia/Peru – Andean music

“Carnavalito in Bolivia”
Group Sukay performing

Quechua Praise Music

Quechua Music and Dance
Performed for tourists in Peru

Musica Quechua, featuring adult and child

Mexico – Mariachi

Cielito Lindo
From an old film

Mariachi Band
In Mexico City at Mariachi Square, 2007

“Viva Obama 2008”
Mariachi group singing election song for then-candidate Barack Obama

Mariachi Cobre
The official mariachi group of Walt Disney World

Tito Puente

“Mambo Birdland”

“Oye Como Va”
Performed at a wedding dance party – great clip

Tito timbales solo, 1981

Tito Puente with Celia Cruz and Poncho Sanchez, congas.

“El Sabroso Son”
Puente playing timbales/video of a recording session

“El Cumbanchero”
1965 broadcast.  Very different and historically interesting.

TV Broadcast
From the 1950’s, great footage of Tito Puente on vibraphone

“Oye Como Va”

“El Cumbanchero”

Tito Rodriguez

Rodriguez with Celia Cruz and Puente on timbales.

Live Concert

Que Sera


Bata drumming

Cuban drum ceremony

Footage of folkloric performance

Religious paraphenelia

Bata drumming


Cuban Rumba

Rumba from Havana

Orquestra Guama
Charanga band from California, promotional video

Various dances
Short clips of Cuban musicians performing

“La Blusa Azul”
Video still montage of Cuban music scene of 1950s, with accompanying historic recording of the music of Enrique Jorrin

Mario Grillo
Talking about his father in a documentary about his dad’s band and the scene

Machito and the Afro-Cubans

Oye Como Va

Santana live

Jose Feliciano

“Soul Sacrifice”

Santana at Woodstock

Oye Como Va by Santana

Ruben Blades

Monteaux Jazz Festival

Caracas Pop Festival

Ruben Blades – Decisiones

Tito Puente Jr.

Interviewed at Latin Grammy Awards

Promo video clips

More promotional clips

Assorted Performances

Perez Prado Que Rico El Mambo

Danzon Performance


Israel “Chacau” Lopez

“El Bodeguero”

Orquestra America De Enrique Jorrin performing with funny dancers


Charango danzon ensemble

Jorrin recording

Machito and his Afro-Cubans

Dancing scene from Machito

Perez Prado piano solo

“Rumba Rumbero”
Chano Pozo

Mongo Santamaria

“La India”
Ese Hombre