We're almost at the end of our series on Afro-Psychedelia. The final stop on our tour is the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the USA, with a rich musical tradition and close migratory ties to New York City, where our journey began. We hear about the accessible complexity of the percussion-rich music of Puerto Ricans like the mighty Tito Puente; hear how Cuban and Jazz flavours made their way into Salsa and Mambo; and consider the role played by Puerto Ricans in the construction of NYC as an immigrant city. Plus, Celia Cruz, Louis Vega, and how purchasing a vacuum cleaner secured Tim his first trip to the Big Apple...
Produced and edited by Matt Huxley.
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Cortijo Y Ismael Rivera - Bomba Carambomba
Tito Puente - Abaniquito
Tito Puente - El Rey Del Timbal
Tito Puente - Tito And Mongo On Timbales
Tito Puente - Hong Kong Mambo
Tito Puente - Oye Como Va
Celia Cruz y la Sonora Matancera - Mi Bomba Sono
Eddie Palmieri - Tema La Perfecta