Percussion workshops in Cuba have always been something interesting for any music students in any country.
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 bolero (similar only in name to the Spanish one) arose in the late nineteenth century in Santiago de Cuba.
The maracas is an instrument formed by a sphere, usually dried squash, filled with seeds that give it the particular sound it presents.
It is said that Barbarito Torres, from the Buena Vista Social Club, played a lute, but not just any lute, a Cuban lute.
Percussion in Cuba, as we know it today, has its origins in the first African slaves residing on the island.
Originally from Africa, shekere is a percussion instrument consisting of a dry, hollow gourd, which is covered with a network accounts (stones, shells, etc…).
At the end of the last century the production of the Cuban children’s song decreased and reggaeton emerged as a musical, cultural and social phenomenon.
The National School of Arts (ENA) aka “the City of Arts”, was founded in March 1962 in the west of the capital, at the Cubanacan neighborhood.
Although the teacher Teresita Fernández was the greatest exponent of the children’s song of the 20th century in Cuba, she was not the only superstar of our childhood.
I still remember those Saturday afternoons in the 70s of the last century, when my mother took me to the Plaza de la Catedral, near the bay and in the heart of the Historic Center of Old Havana.
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