To study music in Cuba is to make a tour of its origins. Before colonization, Aborigines had rudimentary but functional music instruments, from the Caribbean and Taino culture, such as mayohuacan a wooden drums;
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.
The opera, lost in Cuba?
When the first opera theater in the Americas was built in 1776, in Havana, the Cuban capital became a true musical center.
Habana Abierta – Cuban music out of the corner
No party ends in Havana when Habana Abierta music sounds. As the “Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC” (GESI)
Alejandro Falcon supports the Cuban culture
Alejandro David Falcon Rodríguez was born in Matanzas, the birthplace of danzón, on May 18th, 1981.
A festival for the organ
When the French arrived in Cuba they did not imagine they were taking with them, one of the greatest musical traditions. –“A wooden crate that is producing music!”
The Cuban anthem and musical expression
Al combate corred, bayameses, que la patria os contempla orgullosa. No temáis una muerte gloriosa, que morir por la Patria es vivir. En cadenas vivir, es vivir en afrenta y oprobio sumido. Del clarín escuchad el sonido. ¡A las armas valientes corred! Since we are kids...
The areito – Indigenous musical expression
Columbus reached the shores of the island in 1492 and thought to be India, which is why he called Indians.
Musical Tours in Havana
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.
Music lessons in Cuba – A luxury opportunity
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.
Gaston Joya – The Cuban bass
Ángel Gaston Joya Perellada, better known in the artistic world as Gaston Joya, is considered one of the best contrabass players in Cuba.
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