If you admire Cuban rhythms, you have probably heard about Bebo Valdes. This brilliant pianist, composer, arranger and Cuban bandleader, is considered a star of popular music and Afro-Cuban jazz.
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.
A star shines with passion in Cuban music. That’s Olga Guillot, the Queen of Bolero. With a track record unparalleled, this singer has popularized the most beautiful songs and also made numerous films
When we write the recent history of Cuban popular music, is impossible not to mention the figure of Polo Montañez. Without having studied music
Ramón Santamaría Rodríguez, also known as Mongo Santamaria, born on April 7th, 1917 in the Havana neighborhood of Jesus Maria. From his childhood he was interested in the drumbeat
Francisco de Jesus Rivera Figueras, known to all as Paquito D’Rivera, is one of the most glorious of Cuban music. His works as arranger and composer makes him one of the greatest and more complete artists that this island has given in recent years.
Celia Cruz´s prolific career earned her the name of Queen of Salsa, appellative who she honors throughout her life.
In the music world, Cuba has a special place not only for the excellent musicians who have given. Many genres have been born in this land and have become famous. Mambo is one of them.
José Luis Cortes, known as El Tosco, was born on October 5, 1951 in Villa Clara and started his music studies early.
He was part as flutist of important Cuban groups, such as Los Van Van and Irakere, next to the prestigious Chucho Valdés.
Haila Mompie González was born in the province of Las Tunas on January 28, 1974. Her father, an amateur singer, and her mother, a hair stylist, both allowed her from a very young age to make small incursions into music and dancing.
It is not possible to speak of the denominated Song of Author, Trova, New Trova or Protest Song without naming Noel Nicola. Along with singers as renowned as Pablo Milanés, Vicente Feliú and Silvio Rodríguez, a voice and a guitar rose in the figure of Noel Nicola, author of essential songs of Cuban music.
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