Los Van Van

Los Van Van

Los Van Van is one of the most important and influential bands in the history of 20th century Cuban pop music. Though the 1990’s were pervaded by groups that mixed folkloric and traditional music with the musical trends of the day, and the beginning of the 21st century saw that process go even farther, in the 1960’s and 70’s that latino fusion sensibility was scarce at best.

There were primarily two Cuban groups experimenting with mixing pop, funk, rock and soul with their native traditions. One of those two was Irakere, and the other, far... more