When most of us hear the word Cuba, the first thing that comes to mind is country music and dance. The music of New Orleans goes hand in hand with the music of New York City and New Jersey, and the same can be said for the music of Cuba.
Fernando Ortiz, a Cuban folklorist, describes Cuba's musical innovations as having emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when African slaves settled on large sugar plantations and The Spanish Canaries grew tobacco on small farms. Although the roots of its sound are much, much older, Afro-Cuban jazz depends on rhythms that date back to the 15th century, when Africans were enslaved on the island. Cuba banned slavery in 1886, which is why it produced its wealth of music and dance, and why it is also known as "Afro" or "Cuban."
The Mozambican madness that swept Cuba forever changed the island's musical culture by introducing popular dance music. The Central African slaves brought to Cuba in the 19th century led to the creation of a musical and dance genre called Mambo, which, however, lasted only for a short time. In the later years Cubans were aware of the influence of Afro-Cuban jazz, which was linked to the Cuban oriented Tipica '73, the first major jazz festival in Cuba. After a few months, he took to the main stage in Havana to promote his country's music and became an ambassador for his country's "African-American" and "Cuban" identity.
Perhaps this is what makes the process of transculturality in Cuba so compelling and embedded in the creation of a syncretic style that appeals to Cubans of different backgrounds. Cuban students played in front of a large crowd after their performance, followed by a group of Cuban students who performed in solidarity with the event. The event also featured musicians from numerous "Afro-Cuban" styles, influenced by the music of Afro-American bands such as the "Afro-American" and the "Cuban" jazz bands, as well as those who played in "solidarity" with the aims of the events.
In the 19th century, Cuban music became popular in the rest of the world, which helped spread the "Cuban sound" in other musical genres such as salsa and rumba. It is also anchored in the idea of bringing back the musical culture that began to shape the future of Cuban music, such as the influence of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cuban music is omnipresent on the east coast of the US, and the music of evenguajira became famous with Pete Seeger's cover of the classic Guantanamera. Cuban sons became popular in the 1940s and 1950s, especially in New York City and Los Angeles. One festival that celebrates Cuban traditional music is the Percuba Festival, which takes place every year from July 1 to 5 in Havana, Cuba, in conjunction with the Cuban Music Festival.
Here you will find enthusiastic crowds enjoying the genre with African influences, which is a mainstay of the Cuban music scene. In the slick ambience you will discover top artists such as Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Jose Miguel and Jose Luis González, all of whom are connected to the 1990s, when the famous Buena Vista Social Club opened the doors to Cuban music in the 1990s.
The son is informally known as Cuba's national music and dance and is one of the most common forms of dance music in the country. There are other musical styles that can be found in Cuba, but the son (nueva trova) remains a popular and popular genre in itself, and practically every Cuban artist plays music that comes from one or two of these genres. Cuban musicians who have sung and played in this orchestra are Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Jose Miguel and Jose Luis Gonzalez. The most famous and respected singer in Cuba is the famous singer and songwriter Juan Jose Rodriguez and his son Miguel Rodriguez.
One CD is dedicated to Afro-Cuban religious music, and it features all kinds of Cuban music: jazz, blues, rock, pop, jazz rock and even a bit of folk.
The Spanish guajiro, the rumba, which is inspired by the Orientals in the West, has become one of the most intimate married folk songs and dances. It was created in Cuba, became popular in Puerto Rico and New York City, and has since become popular around the world, from the Caribbean to the Middle East to South America.
He has produced a number of Cuban records and continues to travel to Cuba to work with Cuban musicians, dancers and students to bring local musicians from Cuba to the United States. He is also a teacher of students who know the music and dance of Cuba, as well as the culture of the Caribbean and Latin America. Afro-Caribbean Arturo has travelled a lot in Cuba since he returned to his homeland with his father, a musician.