July 27, 2006In Havana, Cuba, a city already famous for its
classic salsa, son, and rumba rhythms, a new sound is filling the air.
The trade embargo has done little to dampen the people's enthusiasm for
rap, a genre born in New York City. (Sample and download Cuban music at National Geographic's World
Watch as Cuban musicians put their own, unique take
on hip-hop as the music energizes the country's bars and back rooms.