Tito Puente's Timbales

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
Object Name
drum
Date made
1990-1996
user
Puente, Tito
maker
Latin Percussion
Measurements
overall: 126 cm x 70 cm x 63 cm; 49 5/8 in x 27 9/16 in x 24 13/16 in
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
ID Number
1996.0304.01
accession number
1996.0304
catalog number
1996.0604.01
subject
Art
Cultures & Communities
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Olympics
National Treasures exhibit
Artifact Walls exhibit
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
National Treasures exhibit
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author
National Museum of American History
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures

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