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Xavier Cugat (January 1, 1900 - October 27, 1990) was a Spanish-Cuban bandleader whom many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States popular music than any other musician. Perez Prado followed in Cugat's footsteps.

Cugat was born Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeo in Girona, Spain. His family immigrated to Cuba when he was five. He trained as a classical…

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  • Truly amazing Music! I love this type of Music!
  • Born on January 1, 1900.. pretty awesome
  • let's [url=http://www.last.fm/music/Xavier+Cugat/+images/62601569]vote[/url] this up, that Hirschfeldesque portrait is uncanny
  • El [artist]Paul Whiteman[/artist] de la música latinoamericana!
  • incredible. love this stuff
  • Been listening to Xavier since a child - phenomenal!
  • Amazing
  • Rumba Rumbero, i wonder what would it be if he collaborate with Yma Sumac. *_*
  • fucking awesome
  • <3

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