What is "Timba"?

2013-10-23 00:00

 

History of Timba

 

"Before it became the newest Cuban music and dance craze, timba was a word with several different uses, yet no particular definition, mostly heard within the Afro-Cuban genre of rumba. A timbero was a complimentary term for a musician, and timba often referred to the collection of drums in a folklore ensemble...."