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.
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.
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.
Pancho Amat – Master of Tres Guitar
Leonel Francisco Amat, better known as Pancho Amat is one of the most talented and experienced musicians from Cuba and one of the leading experts of the Cuban popular music.
Puppy Pedroso y los que son son – Renewing the timba
When we speak about Cuban popular music, it should be mentioned without any hesitation Puppy Pedroso and Los que son son. César Puppy Pedroso as a pianist, composer and arranger, has made his mark as a founder member of Los Van Van
Ladies and gentlemen – Just Adalberto Alvarez
Adalberto Alvarez, also known as “El Caballero del Son”, is a Cuban pianist, singer, composer and bandleader.
Sergio Vitier – Soul music
Cuban music creation has enjoyed great artists in each of its rhythms. Within the composition for orchestra and guitar mastership stands Sergio Vitier, musician and intellectual.
Omara Portuondo – The Buenavista´s Diva
The female voices have earned a top place in Cuban music. Much of this fame is due to historical Las D’Aida quartet.
Olga Guillot – The Queen of Bolero
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
Polo Montañez – Natural guajiro
When we write the recent history of Cuban popular music, is impossible not to mention the figure of Polo Montañez. Without having studied music
Mongo Santamaria – Master of the congas
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
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