Six Musicians You Didn't Know Were Cuban!

Ace trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are in Cuba this week to perform with island musicians in an unprecendented concert, and it got us thinking about the many talented musicians the country has produced. Here, we pay homage to those extraordinary artists and many more, who despite being born elsewhere, have a passion for Cuban music that courses through their veins. Meet a few salseras, rockeros, raperos and pop estrellas you might not know are of Cuban descent.

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Damarys Ocaña Perez,

Damarys Ocaña Perez is Director of Editorial Content at Latina Media Ventures. She leads its magazine, Latina, the pre-eminent beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women and is responsible for maintaining Latina’s voice, vision and mission across all LMV platforms. Born in Havana and raised in Miami, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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