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Barbarito Diez: one of a kind musician

Havana, Cuba. – If Barbarito Diez were alive, he would now be 102 years old. He was born in Cuban west, on December 4 1910. However, when he was four years old, his parents moved to “Manati” sugar factory, in the east of the country. Barbarito Diez, caballero de la música popular cubana. Foto tomada de Internet He studied the first letters in a school of the little village attached to the sugar... 

Antonio’s woman

Havana, Cuba. – Have you ever heard the chorus of an old song that goes, “Antonio’s woman walks like this”? I am sure you do, because it helped immortalizing the Matamoros Trio and is undisputedly one of the most famous in Cuban songbooks. However, what you perhaps ignore is how this famous theme came into being. Trío-Matamoros. Foto tomada de Internet Like many others, this musical creation...