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Elena Burke: ageless and timeless

Havana, Cuba. – Tenor Rene Cabel labeled her as “the best Latin American singer”, but to us, she will always be “La Señora Sentimiento” (Mrs. Feeling). When she came to the world on February 28 1928, in Cerro quarters, her parents registered her as Romana Burgues. She couldn’t dream of becoming Elena Burke, least “La Señora Sentimiento”, but she fell in love with singing... 

Alain Daniel, a musician of his time

Havana, Cuba. – Publics of different generations, particularly the youth, admire his timbre, characterized by a medium register, rich in shades and with a pleasant sound. Young Cuban singer and composer Alain Daniel has musical skills that were fostered since early childhood through his studies in Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. There was also a strong family influence with a sound inheritance from... 

Ela Calvo, “Singing is my life”

Havana, Cuba. – So many couples wooed listening to her voice in Havana night clubs during the 1960’s. She turned musical notes and lyrics into kisses, cuddles and hugs. She sparked emotions to the tune of a peculiarly restrained and tender way of singing.  She became an exquisite exponent of Feeling, a movement that revived Cuban song, led by Cesar Portillo de la Luz and Jose Antonio Mendez. Ela... 

Appellatives of unforgettable women in the history of Cuban music

Celeste Mendoza: the Queen of Guaguanco Thoroughbred native of Santiago de Cuba, Celeste Mendoza was born in that land of Son where rumba also vibrates. Throughout her entire career, she displayed great singing skill and stage histrionics, both full of Cubanhood. Celeste Mendoza Beltrán, cantante cubana, intérprete emblemática del guaguancó She had a peculiar improvisation style. She uttered sounds...