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Jam sessions in Cuba

Havana, Cuba. – The history of jam sessions is as old as music itself. There were jam sessions as far back as the Baroque era, because Bach and other musicians of those days were reportedly great improvisers. In Cuba, the term became widely accepted in the 1940’s and has ever since been a highly significant movement for our music and musicians. Chucho Valdés pianista de jazz afrocubano In the... 

César Portillo de la Luz: un elegido de la música cubana

Un hombre afirma,  sin modestia, que es el filin. Y tiene razón.  Este artista trascendió las fronteras de su espacio y pone sus canciones a enamorar al mundo. Es César Portillo autor de “Tú, mi delirio”, “Contigo en la distancia” y tantas otras composiciones. Posee una obra artística reconocida dentro y fuera de Cuba. César Portillo de la Luz, músico cubano. Foto tomada de la Jiribilla Para... 

Multifaceted Cuban singer reaches half a century of artistic life

Havana, Cuba. – Outstanding Cuban singer Daisy Ortega began in the world of music in her early childhood. She was coached by her father Luis, a classic guitar virtuoso. She appeared for the first time in a radio show for amateur singers when she was already an adolescent, at Radio Progres What did this radio station mean to your career? Daysi Ortega: La Dama de las noches bohemias de La... 

Gana Javier Barroso concurso de guitarra acompañante

En sincronía casi perfecta con la cantante Sory, el guitarrista habanero Javier Barroso puso sus acordes en temas trascendentales de la trova tradicional, el filin y la canción contemporánea y se impuso este martes en la final del Concurso Nacional de Guitarra Popular Acompañante, celebrado en el marco de Cubadisco 2012. Javier Barroso y Sory en la final de este martes. Foto: Roberto Ruiz (Juventud... 

Anais Abreu in “Mirador de La Habana”

Havana, Cuba. – They say that people with her name can succeed in professions as disparate as contractor, rancher, mechanic, designer or public servant. She preferred to tread the path of music, first as a teacher, then as conductor and finally as a singer. Anaís Abreu, en Mirador de La Habana. Foto Redacción Digital Anais Abreu flooded the space of “Mirador de La Habana” with her sensuality.... 

Filin is sung with the heart

Havana, Cuba. – Filin is a way to sing, or rather to say a song with feeling. It is the result of revitalization within Cuban music and maintains a close bond to our traditional Trova. Filin emerged in Cuban singing around the 40’s of last century. It was yet another renewal of national singing, forged in rich syncretism and our complex cross-cultural changes. Jose Antonio Méndez. Foto tomada...