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Finding Aid for the Humberto Cane Record Collection n.d. and 1944 - 1997
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Humberto Cane Record Collection,
    Date (inclusive): n.d. and 1944 - 1997
    Collection number: 700
    Creator: Humberto Cane 1918 - 2000
    Extent: 7 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection of LP records and audio cassette tapes is from the personal collection of Humberto Cane, Cuban born band leader, composer and arranger. n.b. Please note that accents have been omitted to facilitate the use of all web browsers. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu
    Physical location: These materials are stored off-site at the Southern Regional Library Facility, UCLA.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English and Spanish


    Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu or the librarian at yretter@chicano.ucla.edu

    Publication Rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to Chicano Studies Research Center. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    For research purposes only. All copying or rerecording by permission of the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Humberto Cane Record Collection, 700, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was given to the Chicano Studies Research Center by the UCLA music library. Deed is not on file here at the CSRC archive or at the UCLA music library. Provenance is inconclusive as of this writing.


    Born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1918, multi-instrumentalist and band leader Humberto Cané organized one of the most highly regarded bands in the musical history of Mexico in the genres of Mambo and Cha Cha. In 1947 it was Cane's group that backed up Benny More in the recording of a now famous 10-inch LP at the outset of the popularization of Cha Cha and Mambo. Previously recording with Conjunto Matamoros, it is said that his collaborations with El Barbaro del Ritmo had helped spawn his particular soneo style.

    Scope and Content

    Approxamately 450 LP records and 200 audio cassettes.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Cha Cha