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Música Afrocubana

Although virtually all Cuban music has been influenced by African rhythms, Música Afrocubana has specific, clearly-defined roots among Cuba’s African slaves. Forms such as the conga and rumba are derived almost solely from drumming patterns of early Afro-Cuban religious rites. On the other hand, music forms such as son, which combine African and Spanish influences, are more aptly classified as Creole.