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Modesto Duran

Fabulous Rhythms of Modesto

A disciple of mambo innovator Perez Prado, the Cuban-born Modesto Duran was a pivotal figure in Latin dance music’s transitionary mid-century period. His gentle slaps can be heard across dozens of 1950s mega-sellers, from Esquivel to Belafonte, Eartha Kitt to Lena Horne. On his 1960 solo debut, Duran gathers a who’s who of conga-men, including Mongo Santamaría, Willie Bobo, and Juan Cheda, delivering a cinematic and percussive melange of afro-cuban, cha cha, and exotic jazz styles for the discerning listener.


Pre-order: Release date us July 26 - Orders will begin shipping in early July!

Track List

  1. Afro-cu
  2. Silent Island
  3. Bem-be-cu
  4. Chuqui Bambo
  5. Piranha
  6. Angry Drums
  7. Goro-gu
  8. Coro-coro
  9. Baca-vaca
  10. Gua-gua-co
  11. Jungle Dream
  12. Chango