Columbus reached the shores of the island in 1492 and thought to be India, which is why he called Indians.
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.
Unlike traditional music schools, the aim of Havana Music School is not limited to teach you to play Cuban rhythms in the instrument of your choice.
Those enjoying music lessons in Cuba say that us, Cuban people, carry the music in our blood. Those who have seen Cuba from abroad talk about the unique symphony that our cities represent each day.
Ángel Gaston Joya Perellada, better known in the artistic world as Gaston Joya, is considered one of the best contrabass players in Cuba.
When we talk about Cuba, immediately it jumps to our mind his hospitable people, beaches, rum, tobacco… and music! This Caribbean country is imbued with the magic of its sounds, and is world famous for the quality of its musicians and the variety of rhythms that have...
When it comes to popular music in Cuba, there is a mandatory word: Repentismo. Is this a kind of poetry of popular character, transmitted orally and powerful in our fields. His satirical burlesque subject ends up being a real duel or controversy between various artists.
For centuries, the teaching of music has followed a classical model that requires a high level of commitment and time from the student before he or she can master a genre or instrument.
During the 40s’ of the last century, Havana was privileged by the presence of social clubs. In these places the Havana society gathered to dance and enjoy the music.
William Vivanco is known as one of the main representatives of the so-called Nueva Trova Creole on the island.
After two years of postponement due to the pandemic, Havana World Music 2022 returns in its eighth edition. This alternative music event will feature the participation of newly established exponents of fusion music.
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