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Felix Baloy, Son singer and Cuban

Havana, Cuba. – It is rightfully said that Mayari, located to the north of Holguin Province and bordering on Nipe Bay, is the quintessential Son city in Cuba. Felix Baloy was born there on November 1944. The remarkable singer of this very Cuban genre has been declared Illustrious Son of that city due to his outstanding artistic career. Since his early childhood, he had to take different jobs to help... 

98 years after Cuban foremost drummer’s birth

Havana, Cuba. -  Luciano Pozo, known in the world of music as Chano Pozo was born on January 7 1915, 98 years ago. In time, he ended up being one of the greatest jazz drummers of the world and an excellent composer. Chano Pozo: 98 years after Cuban foremost drummer’s birth Since his early youth, he felt attracted to Afro-Cuban rhythms and became a great dancer and percussionist. He participated... 

Roberto Faz: a king-size singer

Havana, Cuba. – One of the greatest stars of Cuban music, Roberto Faz, passed away 46 years ago in the Cuban capital, on April 26 1966. He came to the world in the coastal town of Regla, son of a humble family. Since his early childhood, he had to work in different jobs. His father founded in their town an infantile sextet, which he named Bellamar. Roberto was the singer, thus beginning a prolific... 

Cuban Music in the XX Century (I)

Havana, Cuba. – The 40´s and 50´s (XX century) are important references in Cuban popular music, due to the transformations that happened in the following decades. It was a time of transit, of a gradual process of cross-cultural changes, of crossed influences between different manifestations of national music and the influence we received from diverse countries in cultural exchanges. Arsenio...