Chano Pozo: Conga Player | Periscope

Chano Pozo playing the congas

The number one conga player in Cuba in the 1930s was Chano Pozo. Chano was the "best of the best," and soon he was playing beside Dizzy in the United States!

In the 1940s, Chano and other Cuban musicians helped Dizzy kick off a Latin jazz craze. Horns mixed with Cuban congas and other new sounds from Latin America. And people all over the world soon began listening and dancing to Latin American rhythms and songs. To this day, Latin jazz, performed both in English and Spanish, gets audiences swinging and dancing!