Son (music)

Son (music)

The Son cubano is a style of music that originated in Cuba and gained worldwide popularity in the 1930s. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish canción and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments of Bantu and Arará origin. The Cuban son is one of the most influential and widespread forms of Latin American music: its derivatives and fusions, especially salsa, have spread across the world.

The word son (literally meaning 'sound' in Spanish) has also come to be used for other traditional rural musical styles of Spanish-speaking countries. For example, in Mexico the Son Jarocho of Veracruz and the Son Huasteco of the Sierra Huasteca constitute distinct popular musical genre. They are not derived from the Cuban son.

Read more about Son (music):  Development, Alternate View of The Origins of Cuban Son, Evolution and Legacy of Cuban Son, Current State of Son

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Son (music) - Current State of Son
... At present the traditional-style sonis seldom heard, but has been assimilated into other genres and is present in them ... Thus, other types of popular Cuban musicand other Latin styles of musiccontinue using the essential style of the son ... Another important contribution of the sonwas the introduction of the drum to mainstream music ...

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