Which Cuban doesn’t know the song Sábanas Blancas? Its author, Gerardo Alfonso, painted a mural that conveys the spirit of the Cuban capital in a single stroke.
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.
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.
“We are not merchants, we decide to make art and I have always been a troubadour […].
Polito Ibañez, Cuban singer-songwriter, is one of the most outstanding figures of what is known as the new trova. Born in Cienfuegos (1965), he traveled to Havana to channel those artistic interests that could not be fulfilling in his province.
When we talk about the musical revolution in Cuba after 59, we should always mention the Nueva Trova movement.
It is said that Barbarito Torres, from the Buena Vista Social Club, played a lute, but not just any lute, a Cuban lute.
One of the characteristics of Cuban music is his flirtation with humor and double meaning. Since the décima cubana, repentismo, son and guaracha to the most modern timba
A musician for intimacy, solitude, reflection. A poet with a guitar. An author with all his lyrics. A man who has come to say impossible things, because the possible is already known too much.
No one can speak of Santiago Feliu without quoting his song “Vida” (Life).
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