There is no doubt: nothing like the capital city to measure the pulse of Cuban music. But how can you study music in Havana? Whatever is said, in Havana all that is of value and shines inside the world of the musical notes meets. That´s the way it was and that’s way it is now.
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.
What is more important in the study of Cuban music: theory or practice?
Although both are important, many of the greatest instrumentalists on the island were self-taught.
A French friend once told me that every time he came to Cuba he was surprised to find a completely unknown artist.
When in the sixteenth century Spain began the slave trade into the new world, never thought that it was carrying out what is now known as cultural syncretism.
Due to its charm and originality, courses of Cuban music attracts thousands of students from all over the world every year. Those who visit the island have the opportunity to immerse in the most popular rhythms and meet the most outstanding artists of the island.
Learning Cuban music is an art. When the bongó and electric bass go hand in hand, the claves set the tempo and the piano stops the time with their chords, you understand that it is not only Latin music: it is Latin, European, North American, African and many more.
There are many who see Cuba not only as a tourist destination, but as a place to take percussion classes in Havana. This does not surprise anyone, cause the percussionists of our country are considered among the best internationally.
Each morning, San Cristobal of Havana wakes up between the aroma of coffee and cocks crowing to continue their centuries-old history. Soon he will be 500 years founded,
Percussion workshops in Cuba have always been something interesting for any music students in any country.
In this year, the capital of all Cubans is 500 years old, which is cause for celebration. And we Cubans know that there is no better entertainment for Havana than music, because in this city you breathe notes at every step.
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