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In this section we want you to get to know in detail everything related to the history of Cuban music, from its origins to the most recent artists.
José Luis Quintana “Changuito”: Master of Percussion

José Luis Quintana “Changuito”: Master of Percussion

"It's one thing to be a tremendous virtuoso musician and performer, and it's another to be a living legend. And José Luis Quintana Fuentes...

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Study music in Cuba: a journey through all continents

Study music in Cuba: a journey through all continents

To study music in Cuba is to make a tour of its origins. Before colonization, Aborigines had rudimentary but functional music instruments, from...

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Percussion course in Cuba

Percussion course in Cuba

When in the sixteenth century Spain began the slave trade into the new world, never thought that it was carrying out what is now known as cultural...

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The cajón in Cuban music

The cajón in Cuban music

The cajón has its origin in the Peru of the nineteenth century, although it could date from a time before. Its use in the Caribbean music of...

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Habana Compas – A unique style

Habana Compas – A unique style

In 2004, four dancers from the Ballet Lizt Alfonso took the decision to launch themselves in search of new horizons, which led to the creation of...

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Toques del Rio – A new Cuban sound

Toques del Rio – A new Cuban sound

Toques de Río, founded in Pinar del Rio in March 2002, is a group that defends alternative music and whose purpose has been to give continuity to...

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Music courses in Cuba

Music courses in Cuba

It is true that we Cubans carry in the rhythm in their blood and this historical fact has been demonstrated by the great amount of artists and...

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The tumbao in Cuban music

The tumbao in Cuban music

Much Cuban music can be talked about. From the different rhythms, instruments and their particular history to the mastery of their most...

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Laritza Bacallao – The young Cuban diva

Laritza Bacallao – The young Cuban diva

According to the specialized critic, on stage Laritza Bacallao resembles an erupting volcano. However, far from him, is a simple, jovial young...

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The maracas in Cuban music

The maracas in Cuban music

The maraca is an instrument formed by a sphere, usually dried squash, filled with seeds that give it the particular sound it presents. A wooden...

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Havana World Music:  Everything gets fixed with music!

Havana World Music: Everything gets fixed with music!

Once again, artists of the whole world will gather in Havana to fill of music and joy the Cubans’ capital city. And it is that already has...

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Athanai – The white rapper

Athanai – The white rapper

His first official presentation took place at the National Theater, in the Covarrubias Hall, in 1996. Then there would come three personal albums...

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