Latin  •  Tropical

Cuban Pop

Definitely not the most easily imported style of Latin pop (at least for American audiences) since the 1959 revolution, Cuban Pop spans much of the 20th century, and has obviously changed much since the heady days when American tourists were serenaded by romantic rumbas and spirited mambos by the Orquesta Casino de la Playa, $Beny Moré), and the Lecuona Cuban Boys, among many other bands. Most Cuban musicans -- Desi Arnaz, Perez Prado, Machito, Cachao -- only found success after moving to America, especially after the revolution. Still, by the '90s, America experienced a revival in interest of Afro-Cuban forms, led by the Buena Vista Social Club.