Definition of son montuno in English:

son montuno


  • Cuban son music, especially a form featuring an extended passage of musical call and response over a flowing rhythm produced by a combination of percussion instruments; the dance associated with this; a song or dance in this style.


1940s; earliest use found in Billboard. From Cuban Spanish son montuno from son + montuno wild, rustic.


son montuno

/ˌsəʊn mɒnˈtuːnəʊ//ˌsɒn mɒnˈtuːnəʊ/