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Jorge Anckermann, exceptional Cuban musician

Havana, Cuba. – Jorge Anckermann was the second of seven siblings born in a family of great musical ancestry. His “genes” for this artistic manifestation allegedly came from his grandfather, a German born in Hamburg, and from his father Carlos. The latter was a violinist, orchestra’s conductor and Spanish educator, who had settled down in Cuba. Jorge Anckermann Rafart, pianista,... 

Homeland and art: imperatively bound

Havana, Cuba. – The fact that great personalities of Cuban music have always taken a committed and revolutionary stance towards the foremost interests of their homeland is absolutely undisputable. Such assertion compels me to list a few characters whose art and unwavering stance in our independence wars brought greater glory to Cuban culture, with music, but also with honor. Pedro Figueredo Cisneros... 

Los jóvenes defienden la música cubana

A diario vemos con beneplácito y agrado  resurgir el gusto por el son,  la guaracha, el cha, cha cha, y el bolero  entre las generaciones más actuales de cubanos. Este logro es el resultado de la labor promocional de los medios de difusión masiva a favor de los valores identitarios cubanos, de conjunto con las Casas de Cultura y sus acciones y proyectos comunitarios en toda Cuba, como instituciones... 

José “Pepe” Sanchez: the creator of Cuban Trova

Havana, Cuba. – Jose “Pepe” Sanchez, songwriter and guitarist, was an excellent singer, with baritone’s voice. He sang in Santiago de Cuba parties and serenades and was a skillful guitarist. He was born on March 19 1856 and died in his hometown 95 years ago, on January 3 1918. He is considered the father of Cuban Trova. José "Pepe" Sanchez: the creator of Cuban Trova He... 

José “Pepe” Sánchez: el creador de la trova cubana

José “Pepe” Sánchez, compositor y guitarrista, fue un excelente cantante, con voz de barítono, la que dejaba escuchar en fiestas y serenatas santiagueras, amén de hábil guitarrista. Nació el 19 de Marzo de 1856 y murió allí el 3 de Enero de 1918, hace exactamente 95 años. Se le considera el padre de la trova cubana. José “Pepe” Sánchez, compositor y guitarrista cubano Fue maestro... 

Músicos y patriotas cubanos

Varios de nuestros músicos populares combinaron el ejercicio del pentagrama con el sentimiento patrio. Algunos fueron a la manigua a luchar por la independencia de Cuba y otros conspiraron a favor de ella, expresando su apoyo a la libertad y a los próceres, a través de sus composiciones. Antonio Gumersindo Garay García (Sindo Garay), comopsitor cubano. Foto: Alberto Korda Se incluyen Pepe Sánchez,... 

Cuban patriotic musicians

Havana, Cuba. – Many of our most popular musicians combined music with their patriotic feelings. Some went to the battlefield to fight for Cuban independence. Others expressed their support to freedom and the founding fathers through their compositions; including Pepe Sanchez, Sindo Garay, Patricio Ballagas, the “Aviles Brothers Orchestra” and Luis Casas-Romero. Antonio Gumersindo Garay García... 

Leopoldo Ulloa and Bolero Moruno

Havana, Cuba. – Bolero came from Santiago de Cuba traditional Trova in the last third of the XIX Century. The song that started the genre was “Tristezas.” It was written in 1883 by Santiago de Cuba composer Pepe Sanchez, one of its main exponents and pioneer in the definition of its stylistic characteristics. Then bolero spread throughout the country and arrived in Havana at the beginning... 

Legendary Cuban minstrel Sindo Garay

Havana, Cuba. – The legendary Sindo Garay died on July 17 1968, at the age of 101 years. He was one of the greatest icons of Cuban traditional music. Cigars and cigarettes were massively lit in his funeral because he wanted it this way. Sindo Garay, compositor y guitarrista cubano. Foto tomada de Internet Antonio Gumersindo Garay was born in Santiago de Cuba on April 12 1869, in the bosom of a humble... 

Sindo Garay: icono de la trova tradicional cubana

Antonio Gumersindo Garay García, el legendario Sindo Garay, nació en Santiago de Cuba el 12 de abril de 1869, en el seno de una humilde casa de familia, donde nunca faltó el encanto de la música cubana. Sindo Garay compositor y guitarrista. Foto:Archivo Fotográfico. MINCULT Decía él que en su casa siempre hubo una, dos y hasta tres guitarras, sin contar las de sus padres. Cuentan que recordaba... 
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