Mongo Santamaría

Mongo Santamaría

Mongo Santamaría

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Latest Release

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  • Sabor
  • July 2021
  • 6 Songs

Top Songs

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Summertime
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Watermelon Man
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My Cherie Amour
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La Tumba
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Philadelphia

Albums

  • Afro Blue

    Jan 2021 • 30 songs

  • Live Treasures

    Apr 2020 • 6 songs

  • Slap It

    Apr 2020 • 1 song

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Mongo Santamaría

Biography

A Mongo Santamaria concert is a mesmerizing spectacle for both eyes and ears, and even in his seventies, this seemingly ageless Cuban percussionist/bandleader could energize packed behemoth arenas such as the Hollywood Bowl. A master conguero, Santamaria at his best creates an incantatory spell rooted in Cuban religious rituals, quietly seating himself before his congas and soloing with total command over the rhythmic spaces between the beats while his band pumps out an endless vamp (a potent example on records is the hypnotic "Mazacote" available on Afro-Roots Prestige]). He ...
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