This is a collection of Humberto Cane's
various papers, mainly sheet music and other papers related to
performances of his band.
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Born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1918, multi-instrumentalist and band leader
Humberto Cané organized one of the most highly regarded bands in
the musical history of Mexico--specificall in the genres of Mambo and
Cha Cha. In 1947 it was Cane's group that backed up Benny More in the
recording of a now famous 10-inch LP at the outset of the popularization
of Cha Cha and Mambo. Previously recording with Conjunto Matamoros, it
is said that his collaborations with El Barbaro del Ritmo had helped
spawn his particular soneo style.
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