Cuban Instruments

The claves are a musical instrument of Cuban origin and are classified as a member of percussion family. The instrument is comprised of two separate wooden sticks that are cylindrical...
The Cuban laud is a 12 string instrument originally from the Arabic ood, although it is much changed since then and bears little resemblance today. The main use of the...
The first thing to understand about the Cuban tres is that it is a rhythm instrument. Even though it looks like a guitar, the actual playing of it is rhythmic...
The batá drums are the sacred instruments of Cuban Santería. They are made up of three hourglass-shaped drums of different sizes that perform specific musical functions. Their main religious function...
Los tambores batá son los instrumentos sagrados de la Santería cubana. Son tres tambores con forma de reloj de arena, de diferentes tamaños y funciones musicales. Su principal función religiosa...
La marímbula pertenece a la familia sanza cuyos orígenes están en la culturas del África Subsahariana bantú. Los instrumentos sanza producen el sonido punteando o percutiendo sobre las laminillas de...
The Marimbula belongs to sansa family of that originated from the Bantu cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. The sansa instruments create sound by plucking or striking the metal fingers. Sansas also...
This Cuban musical instrument was born in the context of the complex musical styles that pertain to the Son, in the mountainous regions of the eastern extreme of the country....
Este instrumento musical cubano nace en el contexto del complejo de géneros musicales pertenecientes al son, en las zonas montañosas del extremo oriental de Cuba. Consiste de dos tambores de...
Son and Son Montuno are basically the same thing. The main difference is that the Son does not have two distinct sections. Like most modern music, there are many exceptions...