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Women’s scent in Cuban music

Havana, Cuba. – Cuba has given the world Son, danzon, danzonette, chachacha and mambo, genres of our popular dancing music where women’s presence as singers and composers stands out. Maria Teresa Vera, the ambassadress of ancient songs, made duets in her career with Rafael Zequeira, Miguelito Garcia and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo. She became an indispensable voice of Cuban Trova songs. However,... 

Radio Cadena Habana journalists win prizes

Havana, Cuba. – A couple of Radio Cadena Habana journalists were awarded in the provincial ceremony for the Day of Cuban Press, for their professional performance in 2014. Pedro Norat Soto y Grisel Chirino periodistas premiados por la obra de todo el año, en el acto provincial por el Día de la prensa cubana. Foto Víctor Pacheco Grisel Chirino won the “Jose Leygonier-Valdes” annual prize... 

Zunilda Remigio sings to the homeland and women

Havana, Cuba. – Cuban singer Zunilda Remigio was the main character in the National Gala for International Women’s Day, held last March 7, at “Lazaro Peña Theater”, in Havana. Zunilda Remigio, cantante cubana. Foto:William Lucas Radio Cadena Habana found out that she celebrated that day 30 years of artistic career by presenting her latest record, titled “A mi Tierra” (To my Homeland). The... 

Joaquin Betancourt’s national tour

Havana, Cuba. -  Cuban musician Joaquin Betancourt and his Jazz Band will tour the island next April. The outstanding Cuban musician told Radio Cadena Habana they’ll give their fans the best of their repertoire and some recent compositions. Joaquín Betancourt, músico cubano. Foto tomada de Internet The violinist, arranger, composer, orchestra conductor, professor and musical producer gave Cuban... 

Lynn Milanes about to tour Cuba

Havana, Cuba. -  Singer Lynn Milanes will start in the second half of April a tour, sponsored by Cuban Institute of Music, of Cuban west and center. The first stage of the tour includes concerts in Isla de la Juventud, Pinar del Rio, Artemisa and San Jose de las Lajas. Lynn Milanés. Foto tomada de Cubarte In June, she will go on to Matanzas, Cardenas, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus and Santa... 

With Raul Paz in “La Otra Esquina”

Havana, Cuba. – Singer/songwriter Raul Paz launched his latest phonogram, titled “La Otra Esquina” last February 28, in Havanan “Karl Marx” Theater.  The record has 12 tracks that are part of the soundtrack of the Cuban soap opera titled like the record. Raúl Paz, cantautor cubano. Foto tomada de Internet The cast of this TV show attended the show television material and the singers involved... 

“Indefinidas confesiones”, music and poetry in a shared dream

Havana, Cuba. -  British singer and composer John Lennon said in “Imagine”, one of his most remarkable creations, the following: “… You may say / / I’m a dreamer / / But I’m not the only one / / I hope someday you’ll join us / / and the world will live as one …” In fact, the immortal Beatle was not the only one that walked around the world with a rucksack packed with... 
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The 2015 Drum Party

Havana, Cuba. – The XIV International Contest and Festival called Guillermo Barreto In Memoriam Drum Party will take place in Havana from March 3 to 8. The event, sponsored by the National Center of Popular Music, will be attended by remarkable Cuban and foreign instrumentalists. XIV Edición del Festival Internacional "FIESTA DEL TAMBOR" Guillermo Barreto In Memoriam Radio Cadena Habana... 

Diana Fuentes’ talent, youth and Cubanhood

Havana, Cuba. -  Nowadays, she one of the best Cuban young female singers. Although many could think otherwise, she didn’t begin in music, but in ballet. Cantante cubana Diana Fuentes. Foto tomada de Internet. However, she soon changed her path and was admitted in Alejandro Garcia-Caturla Elementary Music School. She says she studied choir singing and conduction, music theory and basic piano.... 

Leonardo Acosta: indispensable for Cuban music’s history

Havana, Cuba. – “When the history of Cuban popular music is written; the writings and reasoning of musician, scholar, journalist and writer Leonardo Acosta should necessarily be taken into account,”  Jesus Gomez-Cairo, director of the Music Museum, told Radio Cadena Habana. Jesús Gómez Cairo, director del Museo Nacional de la Música. Foto: Roberto Ruiz In a brief and exclusive dialogue on...