View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Kenya Afro Cuban Jazz" on Discogs. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "Kenya (Afro-Cuban Jazz)" on Discogs. Machito was born Frank Raul Grillo 16th February , Tampa, Florida. Machito played a huge role in the history of Latin jazz, for his bands of the 's. Check out Kenya Afro Cuban Jazz (Remastered ) by Machito & His Orchestra on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Frank Raul Grillo, also known as Machito, was the leader of The Afro-Cubans, a fiery definitive Latin-jazz big band. Named in honor the African country, Kenya. Outstanding Afro-Cuban jazz reissue featuring greats like "Doc" Cheatham on trumpet and Cannonball Adderley on alto sax. The music is about deep feeling. Play and download Kenya (Roots of Afro Cuban Jazz) (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks, ) album by Machito and His Orchestra - including the songs "Wild. Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Outstanding Afro-Cuban jazz reissue featuring greats like "Doc" Cheatham on trumpet and Cannonball Adderley on alto sax. The music. Band-leader extraordinaire Machito was born in Cuba, and the 'original Mambo King' utilized that country's indigenous rhythms throughout his career. Listen to Afro Cuban Jazz Kenya (Mono Version) on Spotify. Machito & His Orchestra · Album · · 12 songs.