Tuesday, April 8, 2008
We here at HOMEBASE are on our global tip, we geniunely enjoy a bit of every genre of music, as well as borrowing certain aspects from cultures. Mongo has played a very big part in our interest of Cuban culture + music, fusing r&b, soul, and Afro-Cuban rhythms, giving rise to the Boogalu era. If you don't know much about Mongo know that he composed this Coltrane classic: "Afro Blue"

Mongo on the Congas performing "Afro Blue" at UMASS..CRAZY!


Mongo Santamaria (April 7, 1922-February 1, 2003)