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Gloria Estefan shares her passion for Latin music. In the first episode she features the music of her homeland Cuba and traces the beginnings of the Miami music scene.

The first of seven programmes in which the singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan shares her passion for Latin music. Tonight, she features the music of her homeland Cuba and traces the beginnings of the Miami music scene.

She plays songs by Beny More, Perez Prado, Celia Cruz, Roberto Torres, as well as her own first international hit Conga. Featured on Miami Sound Machine's 1985 album Primitive Love, the single appeared concurrently on Billboard's dance, Latin, black, and pop charts.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2011 and is repeated ahead of Gloria Estefan's Latin Christmas Eve special.

57 minutes

Last on

Mon 3 Dec 2012 23:00

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Music Played

  • Miami Sound Machine

    Conga

    • Primitive Love.
    • Epic Records.
  • Benny Moré

    Bonito y Sabroso

    • Magia Antillana.
    • RCA Records.
  • Pérez Prado

    Patricia

    • Perez Prado.
    • Rise Records.
  • Sierra Maestra

    Dundunbanza

    • Dundunbanza.
    • World Circuit.
  • Gloria Estefan and Celia Cruz

    Tres Gotas de Agua Bendita

    • Alma Caribena.
    • Epic Records.
  • Roberto Torres

    Caballo Viejo

    • Lo Mejor de Roberto Torres, Vol. 1.
    • Sar Records.
  • Los Panchos

    Alla? En El Rancho Grande

    • Los Panchos Con Mariachi.
    • CBS.
  • Sunshine Band

    I'm Your Boogie Man

    • Part 3.
    • T.K. Records.
  • Willie Chrino

    Soy Guajiro

    • Cuba Libre.
    • Sony Music.
  • José Antonio Méndez

    Amor Mio Sabra Dios Sabor a Mi

    • Las Estrellas Ee La Epoca Azul.
    • Bela Records.
  • Orquesta Aragón

    El Bodeguera

    • Cuban Originals.
    • RCA.
  • Orishas

    A Lo Cubano

    • A Lo Cubano.
    • Universal Music Latino.

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