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Teresita Fernandez, utmost songster

Havana, Cuba. – Teresita Fernandez, public school teacher and PhD in Education, was also a Cuban troubadour, songwriter and guitarist, as well as writer of ballads and peasant folklore. But most of all, she was a great master of the song for Cuban and Latin American children. She was part of a trilogy of great masters, next to Mexican Francisco Gabilondo-Soler and Argentinean Maria Elena Walsh. El... 

Heidi Igualada: a voice whose tenderness is a strategy

Havana, Cuba. – Fortunately, since the outset of Cuban Trova, women have not lagged behind their male peers. More than one great female voice has left its mark in the history of our Trova. Sara Gonzalez, Miriam Ramos and then Marta Campos eventually joined great Maria Teresa Vera and Marta Valdes. In the 1980’s, Liuba Maria Hevia and Heidi Igualada carried on with the tradition. The latter possesses... 

Tony Avila, authentic and universal

Havana, Cuba. – Tony Avila is a singer, songwriter and guitarist that fills the stage with Cuban wit in every show. Although he was born in Havana, he always expresses his love for Cardenas. That is his second hometown, where his family moved when he was a little kid. Tony Ávila cantante, compositor y guitarrero cubano. Foto tomada de Internet His musical work tackles different angles of our... 

Where do the singers come from?

Mom, where do the singers come from? Miguel Matamaros. Foto tomada de Internet Havana, Cuba. – This question has traveled the world in the voices of Cuban and international musicians and has become a popular saying and title of books. It is a line of the famous “Son de la Loma” (They come from the hills), written by Miguel Matamoros back in 1922. However, it is funny that the question... 

The black man of your life

Havana, Cuba. – In the world of Cuban troubadours, everybody knows Fernando Becquer. If you wish to laugh and dance, his repertoire provides an excellent opportunity to do it, but a very deliberate purpose lies behind that first impression. His lyrics are meant to express the social concerns of most of our young people. Fernando Becquer, trovador cubano. Foto CubaDebate From the musical point... 

Maria Teresa Vera: Cuban Trova turned woman

Havana, Cuba. – Maria Teresa Vera was born in Guanajay, on February 6 1895. She represents for Cuban music the incarnation of Trova in a woman’s body. Boleros drifted to her as a way to express her life. María Teresa Vera: la trova cubana hecha mujer. Foto tomada de Internet She was a granddaughter of slaves and daughter of a Spanish military that went home meaning to come back, but died before....