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
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.
Cuban music, like our whole culture, is made up of European and African instruments, but the peasant song is based on their Hispanic background.
Located on the busy 23rd Street, between O and N, Vedado, La Zorra y el Cuervo is one of the most famous jazz clubs in Cuba. Without parallel into the Havana nights, this room opens every time the sun sets to the lovers of one of the most popular in the world´s...
Fusing musical genres has been very common in Cuba. Thus was born the Afro-Cuban jazz mixing some bebop seasoned with son montuno. This subgenre of jazz has among its main exponents the figure of Chico O’Farrill.
The fame of the Cuban percussionists has reached an international level, the skill with which they manage their instrument and the ability to express their emotions in the rhythms imbricated in our nation. The timpani, the conga and bongo are indelible markers of...
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…).
If we talk about the Cuban clave, we talk about Cuba.
Although simple in appearance, to dominate the syncopated rhythm of the Cuban clave is an art that can be learned, though it runs in the blood of Cuban naturally.
Alejo Federico Aristides Soto, better known in music as Tata Guines, was a true virtuoso of Cuban percussion that created a new style.
Luciano Pozo Gonzalez, known as “Chano Pozo”, was a great Cuban percussionist, composer, singer and dancer.
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