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Xavier Cugat

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by Xavier Cugat

Biography

Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu, 1 January 1900, Gerona, Spain, d. 27 October 1990, Barcelona, Spain. An immensely popular band leader and composer who became known as the ‘King Of The Rumba’ during the 30s and 40s after he introduced some of the most insinuating Spanish and Latin American dance rhythms to the USA. Although details of Cugat’s early life are unclear, it would seem that he moved with his family to Cuba when he was between three and... Read more

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latin
jazz
mambo
lounge
instrumental
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