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A sad day for Cuban music

Juan Formell

Most of you probably heard, but in case you didn’t, Juan Formell died yesterday. He was the founder of Los Van Van and an innovator in Cuban music with the formation of Songo with Blas Egües and Changuito.

Here is a taste of what he created with Los Van Van. This is the start of what now is called timba (and that is a debate in itself) [Continue reading…]

Enid Rosales – and the Cuban tres


I read an interesting article on cubanow.net interviewing Enid Rosales, one of the new wave of tres players in Cuba. She talks about using the Cuban tres in areas beyond traditional Cuban son and popular music. Rosales graduated from Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA) where she is also a professor now. She is also known for […]

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Tumba Francesa presentation

Sugar cane in Cuba - Jon Griffin

I just ran across a very interesting presentation on Tumba Francesa. It was given by Mirta Gomez at the beginning of the year for the Library of Congress. It was from the beginning of 2012 and I don’t know how I missed it. I have to say, I only know a little about Tumba Francesa […]

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A happy Cuba!


I love that you can now watch long videos on YouTube. There is a video I just ran across called “Cuba Feliz” that is awesome. It was made in 2000 and follows a sonero nick-named Gallo on a journey to Santiago. He sings where ever he ends up, and there is some great Cuban music […]

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