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Tito Puente: When the Drums Are Dreaming

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Ernesto "Tito" Puente born in 1923 in Spanish Harlem is a tale about an impoverished Puerto Rican boy who grew up with the advent of radio and American swing bands. At age ten he aspired to be a dancer: another Fred Astaire. An ankle injury gave him the opportunity to explore his talent as a musician. At fourteen he won the coveted Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa drum contest. Tito became a master percussionist. His instrument was the timbales, a pair of cylindrical drums beat upon with sticks. When he joined the dynamic Machito ...

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Tito Puente: When the Drums Are Dreaming
2007, Authorhouse

ISBN-13: 9781425981570

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Tito Puente: When the Drums Are Dreaming
2007, Authorhouse, Bloomington IN

ISBN-13: 9781425981587

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