The Tumba Francesa is a Cuban musical genre that originated in the eastern part of the island in the 19th century. It is a fusion of African and Spanish musical elements, and is characterized by its use of the tres, a three-stringed guitar, and the bongos. The Tumba Francesa is typically performed by a group of musicians, and the songs are often about love, loss, and social issues. It is a vibrant and energetic genre that is still popular in Cuba today, and has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
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