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Original Latin Songs for Beginning String Orchestra

Sambasaurus & Mimi's Minor Mambo

By Mimi Rabson

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Original Latin Songs for Beginning String Orchestra (Sambasaurus & Mimi's Minor Mambo). Composed by Mimi Rabson. For String Quartet. String Letter Publishing. 80 pages. Published by String Letter Publishing (HL.333091).

ISBN 1890490768. 9x12 inches.

Beginning string ensembles will enjoy “Mimi's Minor Mambo,” a dance tune inspired by the traditional Afro-Cuban music played by the Caribbean island nation's charanga ensembles. Charanga, sometimes called the grandfather of salsa, combines several European musical ideas – such as harmony, instrumentation, and form – with the complex rhythmic structures of Afro-Cuban music. “Sambasaurus” is inspired by Brazilian samba. Expand your skill sets by playing these two originals with your string quintet or student string orchestra.

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