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Tito Puente's Timbales

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History
Description
Born in New York City's Spanish Harlem to Puerto Rican parents, Tito Puente became one of the most important Latino bandleaders, composers, arrangers, and percussionists of his generation. He mastered both Afro-Caribbean music and jazz, contributing to the development of Latin Jazz, mambo, and salsa. In collaboration with other great Latin music and jazz artists, he brought a new Latin sound to American music.
Location
Currently not on view
Used By
Puente, Tito
Maker
Latin Percussion
Date Made
1990-1996
Credit Line
Tito Puente
Measurements
overall: 126 cm x 70 cm x 63 cm; 49 5/8 in x 27 9/16 in x 24 13/16 in
Object Type
drum
drum set
Subject
Olympics
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Cultures & Communities
National Treasures exhibit
Artifact Walls exhibit
Music & Musical Instruments
Art
Popular Entertainment
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
ID Number
1996.0304.01
Accession Number
1996.0304
Catalog Number
1996.0604.01
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures