Articles Tagged “Jewish Latin Jazz”

  • Jewish Latin Jazz

    Latin jazz with a Yiddish flavour

    Mix the pounding, hip-swaying drums of Afro-Cuban jazz with lilting Jewish tunes from mid-1900s New York, and what do you get? Jewish Latin jazz.

    At a performance at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, the rhythm of the opening song was very Latin-actually, a Cuban-Colombian pachanga. But with a twist.

    The language was not Spanish. It was Yiddish. The song was from the New York Jewish theater around 1928.