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...
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.
Justo Vega y Adolfo Alfonso – Masters of repentismo
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.
Havana Music School – Learning Cuban music in the XXIst century
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.
Buena Vista Social Club – Cuban music to order
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 has it all figured out
William Vivanco is known as one of the main representatives of the so-called Nueva Trova Creole on the island.
Havana World Music 2022 – Roots and free expressions
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.
Ruben Gonzalez – Piano and Cubania
Ruben Gonzalez is one of the Cuban pianists who contributed the most to the development of the instrument on the island, which he demonstrated by joining the Buena Vista Social Club.
Carlos Alfonso – The soul of Sintesis
Bassist, composer, singer and director, Carlos Alfonso is the cornerstone on which that legend of Cuban music, the Síntesis group, was built.
Duo Jade – Attracting good luck
Duo Jade is one of the few Cuban female bands that cultivates alternative music from the strong influence of traditional trova.
Claudio Brindis de Salas – The virtuoso
Claudio Brindis de Salas was a Cuban violinist who stood out for his mastery and talent on the European stages of the 19th century, reaping a success that has not yet been equaled.
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