There is no doubt that if you ask about young voices of the Nueva Trova movement in Cuba, the name of Yaima Orozco will immediately be mentioned. Composer, singer and guitarist, she carries in her songs a mix of all traditional Cuban genres
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.
Sara Gonzalez soon became the female voice of the “Nueva Trova” Movement. Her work as a singer-songwriter opened the way for many women who would recognize a teacher there.
Speaking of Cuban music in the twentieth century without referring to the Nueva Trova (New Trova) is almost sacrilegious. Talking of the Nueva Trova without mentioning Pablo Milanes and his songs, is a cardinal sin.
On November 8, 1966 David Torrens was born in Guanabacoa, the same capital district that saw the birth of great musicians like Ernesto Lecuona, Bola de Nieve and Rita Montaner.
There are facts that say that the musical talent is on the genes, and it is transmitted from one generation to another. This is the case of the Cuban singer Haydée Milanés, whose name can only be associated with his father, the celebrated guitarist, composer and songwriter of the Nueva Trova, Pablo Milanés.
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.
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.
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