I raided my mates music collection the other day. Hes got over a Terabytes worth of music, and basically I got all of his latin and afro-cuban music, of which he has a lot. Its stuff like Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Bobby Montez,Eddie and Charlie Palmieri, the list goes on. Im really enjoying listening, but I'd like to get more practical with my interest in latin music. My drummer and I are trying more these days to lock in, and I'd love to try some latin rhythms and see how we go. So what I was wondering is if anyone can give me some hints as to how to tackle the rhythms. It seems like there arent too many challenging chords or scales, its the more the rhythm that defines the feel of this music. So what do you guys know about it, and how can you help me? I realise that just using the term 'latin' is very broad, but any specific knowledge of different rhythms would be helpful. eg. mambo, bossanova, samba, salsa, flamenco, anything you guys know of would be great.Any general advice is handy as well.