Jose Luis Cortes, NG La Banda (NG stands to “Nueva Generation” or “New Generation”) were the new stars of Cuban popular music. NG La Banda, a Cuban rythm that combines complex Cuban rythms like son, songo, and rumba with jazz, rock, and funk, created a new type of music known as timba. NG La Banda, which featured an all-star line-up, added incredible musical virtuosity and Afro-Cuban grooves to their music. Many of the contemporary Cuban bands that followed their lead can hear their influence. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.