Mongo Santamaría

Mongo Santamaria
1922 - 2003

Mongo Santamaría  Cuban Musician


Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría Rodríguez (April 7, 1917 – February 1, 2003) was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He is most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard "Afro Blue", recorded by John Coltrane among oth...

First Name Mongo
Last Name Santamaría
Alternative Name Mongo
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th April, 1922
Birthplace Cuba
Died 1st February, 2003
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality Cuban
Occupation Text Musician
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Latin jazz, brown-eyed soul
Music Genre Latin, Percussion
Music Style World Fusion, Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cuban Jazz, Boogaloo, Afro-Cuban, Crossover Jazz, Cuban Traditions
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Carefree, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Wry, Sophisticated, Organic, Playful, Freewheeling, Innocent, Literate, Exuberant, Aggressive, Confident, Witty, Rousing, Passionate, Rambunctious, Searching, Elaborate
Instrument Percussion, Conga
Instrument (text) Congas
Associated Acts La Lupe, Tito Puente
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