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William Roblejo’s little great love

Havana, Cuba. – Those that closely follow Cuban music are always surprised with the high quality instrumentalists that graduate in our conservatories. This even happens in sonority expressions in which we seemingly have no great tradition. The above-mentioned applies to the achievements with regard to violin performance in jazz. Actually, this instrument is in disadvantage if we compare it with what... 

Celina Gonzalez, the eternal Queen of Punto Cubano

Havana, Cuba. – Cuba grieves over the death of a very special human being. Celina Gonzalez died, but her physical absence will never have to do with oblivion. Her lifetime and musical career will make her forever present. With Celina Gonzalez, Cuban country music reached its highest artistic expression for over 60 years, after she made her debut, in 1947, next to her husband Reutilio, in Cadena... 

The one and only

Havana, Cuba. – More than a few Cuban musicians have left their indelible mark through the years, for they were unique. Such is the case of Maria Teresa Vera, female troubadour that stood out as much as a singer as a composer. Singer Fernando Alvarez considered her “illustrious precursor of Cuban bolero”, since the singer from Guanajay was also one of the best promoters of the genre… Moreover,... 

Guido Lopez-Gavilan

Havana, Cuba. – This remarkable musician, born in Matanzas on January 3 1944, is a great orchestra conductor and composer. He studied choir conduction at “Amadeo Roldan” Conservatory, where he graduated in 1966. Later on, he became pupil of the Soviet professor of orchestra conduction Danil Tiulin. In 1970, he was admitted in the “Tchaikovsky Conservatory” of Moscow, until 1973, when... 

Juan Piñera revives Amadeo Roldan’s music

Havana, Cuba. – Cuban composer Juan Piñera will produce a record on the famous Cuban musician Amadeo Roldan (1900-1939) with Cuban record label “Colibri.” The National Symphonic Orchestra, “Nuestro Tiempo” instrumental music ensemble and Pro Music duet will participate. In an exclusive dialogue with Radio Cadena Habana, he said he was seeking to revive and socialize his unwarrantedly forgotten... 

The rasping gourd in Cuban music

Havana, Cuba. – The rasping gourd is an instrument used in Cuba by orchestras of different formats to play different genres of our and even foreign music. In fact, it is mostly used in the Son, rumba, mambo and chachacha; although in the latter it has played the most significant role. But the rasping gourd (güiro in Spanish) is also played at guateques, Cuban peasantry’s most popular celebration.... 

The King of Cuban Pop music and his latest record

Havana, Cuba. – Young Cuban singer Eric Jon is a voice that stands the test of all temperatures, because it can either shake Finland’s’ cold weather or hospitable Santiago de Cuba’s scorching heat. The singer displays his vast vocal spectrum in his new phonogram titled “Pinceles en el Suelo”, his first produced with a Cuban record label. Eric Jon el Rey del Pop Cubano The record approaches... 

Cristian Castro fell in love with Havana

Havana, Cuba. – The presence in Havana of Cristian Castro, well-known Mexican singer and actor are news in these days in Cuban archipelago. The statements about his experiences that he made to Cuban music’s radio station also made the headlines. “I feel very excited”, he told journalist Yusylin Suarez, from Radio Cadena Habana informative services, and he added: “I have wanted to this... 

Jazzist Alexis Bosch

Havana, Cuba. – If I have your consent, I would like to elaborate further on current figures of our Cuban music whose merits deserve to be broadly advertised. This time I’m talking about Alexis Bosch, pianist, arranger, percussionist, composer and orchestra conductor.  He was born on June 18 1966 in Havana and has been a regular juror in the international Jazz contest that is held in Cuba annually.... 

Elain Morales’ new calendar

Havana, Cuba. – Young Cuban singer Elain Morales literally “dropped by” Mirador de la Habana program and he did it both with his words and his music. The charismatic singer/songwriter made exclusive statements at the informative magazine of Radio Cadena Habana. He also invited the audience to “let the music flow in your veins”, as his single “Dejate caer” (Drop by) goes. Elaín... 
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