World Beat Report



Journeying  Through The World Community

Of The Greater San Francisco Bay Area



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Pete Escovedo: the Bay Area's

Godfather of Latin Jazz

     "Behind the bar was the proprietor, a young fellow who instantly ran out when we told him we wanted to hear mambo music and came back with a stack of records, mostly by Perez Prado, and put them on over the loudspeaker . . . 'More Mambo Jambo,' 'Chattanooga de Mambo,' 'Mambo Numero Ocho' . . . all these tremendous numbers resounded and flared in the gold, mysterious afternoon like sounds you expect to hear on the last day of the world and the Second Coming.  The trumpets seemed so loud I thought they could hear them clear out in the desert, where the trumpets had originated anyway.  The drums were mad.  The mambo beat is the conga beat from the Congo, the river of Africa and the world; it's really the World Beat."

                                                        Jack Kerouac

                                                        On The Road

        Santos        Delgado         Tanaka       Wong       Vitale       Quon       Goerlitz       Almeida     
                                                      Gaffney                    Directory 

The "World Beat Report" chronicles the presence of world music in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The "Report" is entirely the project of Hal Aigner and is copyright 2002 Hal Aigner.  Correspondence to the "Report" should be mailed to Hal Aigner, 115 Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae, California 94904.