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Algunos instrumentos musicales (V)

El bongó Si es de su interés, quiero comentarle acerca de un instrumento sumamente popular, tanto que lo podemos apreciar en la televisión, integrado a una orquesta de música popular cubana o en cualquier espectáculo público donde muchos disfrutan de la buena música. Bongó es un instrumento musical cubano. Foto tomada de Internet Estoy seguro que usted lo conoce por haberlo visto en muchas... 

Buskers in Old Havana

Havana. – They didn’t go to music schools, or are familiar with the staff secrets. Only intuition or the gift they were given at birth allows them to sing a song as it should be. Such talent compels them to sing in the streets, where grateful walkers applaud them. They toss a few coins in their hats, as a contribution to that moment that perhaps reminds them of a past instant of love, or who knows... 

Dairon Rodriguez: Cuban “leather punisher”

Havana, Cuba. – Dairon Rodriguez is a graduate of the “Manuel Saumell” Music School, specialized in percussion. Although he is only 15 years old, he is known in Cuban musical universe as the “leather punisher”, because of his explosive prowess. When and why did you lean toward percussion? Dairon Rodríguez, percusionista cubano. Foto María regla Figueroa Evans “I felt attracted by... 

Lazarito: “This contest has been the best that ever happened to me”

Havana, Cuba. – The 11th Drum Party Festival 2012 and the International Percussion Contest “Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam” took place in Havana from March 6 to March 11. The saying “When there is a will, there is a way” came to my mind when I saw Lazarito, one of the participants in the above-mentioned contest. Talent is a gift conferred by divine grace that knows no boundaries. El niño... 

Great Cuban percussionists

El Chori Anyone who lived in Havana in the 50′s of last century must have seen the name El Chori in the most unexpected places in our city. Reportedly, it used to be written in white chalk and very even fonts in walls, porches, sidewalks, streets, everywhere. Who was El Chori? That was the nickname of a picturesque character whose real name was Silvano Shueg. Many people ignore that El Chori...