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Question Please talk about why Afro-Cubano jazz was originally not recorded along with what sets this style apart from the other styles we studiedAnswer Afro-Cubano Jazz was a type of Latin Jazz --Jazz from the Hispanic community that was-- that was played in Cuba originally This music had a unique rhythm that was different from normal jazz Afro-Cubano Jazz is more fast and kind of upbeat while in some jazz its kind of slow and mellow Afro-Cubano Jazz was able to make its way into places along the Mississippi River this river played a major part in the spread of Jazz and other cities as well Afro-Cubano Jazz though was not always that popular This is because record companies would not make recordings with musicians who play due to the fact that it was not known so the companies thought that no one would really buy the albums Also it was believed that it was because of racial discrimination As time progressed though more people were introduced to this type of jazz mainly because of a man name Leonardo Acosta Leonardo Acosta was a musicologist a person who studies music a music historian teaches music and plays music he helped introduce this music to many people after he traveled to Cuba and learned about their style of music After he learned and understood the music he began to tell people and expose them to this music And as he continued to expose people to Afro-Cubano music it the music began to become more popular This ultimately led to the record companies making albums for the Afro-Cubano bands and the style to become well-known Today many people still listen to and play Afro-Cubano music and this style is very successful
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