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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 violinist and played with the Orchestra of the… read more

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  • Avatar for CyberMusicLover
    Truly amazing Music! I love this type of Music!
  • Avatar for liquidnature
    Born on January 1, 1900.. pretty awesome
  • Avatar for shinjukuXtasy
    let's [url=]vote[/url] this up, that Hirschfeldesque portrait is uncanny
  • Avatar for herbeard
    El [artist]Paul Whiteman[/artist] de la música latinoamericana!
  • Avatar for markusromano
    incredible. love this stuff
  • Avatar for andrea605
    Been listening to Xavier since a child - phenomenal!
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    Rumba Rumbero, i wonder what would it be if he collaborate with Yma Sumac. *_*
  • Avatar for Jimcorp
    fucking awesome
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