It’s said Cuba, Havana is on fashion…
If you think so, when you get to this city, don’t skip the chance to listen and dance the most authentic and traditional Cuban music. Maybe the Cuban musical heritage is the most important present that this island has done to the world; the last 50s from last century were prolific concerning composers, singers and bands of international stature. Worth being names like Benny Moré or Celia Cruz so you can highlight then huge prestige of the Cuban music of these years, so travellers from around the world, artists of international stature and intellectual were really fond of this music.
More than ten years ago, we took this legacy and we defend it under the name of “Tradicionales de los 50s”. This project has been presented with great success in so nice places like the 1930 Salon from The National Hotel, always crowded, at the Salon Rojo from The Capri Hotel, The Copa Room Cabaret of The Havana Riviera Hotel, at the Continental Cabaret of The International Hotel in Varadero, in the Houses of Music, at the Café Taberna Amigos del Benny, at the Havana Club Rum museum, at the Santo Angel restaurant, in New Year’s Eve activities and special suppers at the Old Square in Old Havana, being accepted by the public successfully.
In the project very important figures have worked from the musical panorama of Cuba, among them we have the great Pío Leyva, known worldwide as a “Montunero from Cuba”, a Buena Vista Social Club and Afrocuban All Stars, the maestro Guillermo Rubalcaba, star of the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Buena Vista Bar, Grammy Awards nominee and important director, composer and instrumentalist, recently deceased.
The following Cuban Musical bands have also collaborated with us, giving prestige and a quality label to itself:
- Charango Rubalcaba
- Pío Leyva band
- Rumba Tere band
- Cuba Son All Stars
- Cuban Salsa
- América Orchestra
- Aragon Orchestra
- Sierra Maestra Septet
- Matamoros Septet
- Cesar and his Sonora Universal
- The Piquete Cubano
- Havana Casino band
- Roberto Faz band
- Son Caturla Orchestra
Many artists have been working with Tradicionales de los 50, among the most relevant stars we can mention: Julio Alberto Fernández, Barbarito Torres, Amadito Valdés, “El Guajiro” Mirabal, Julienne Oviedo Sánchez, Carlos González Cárdenas, Lázaro Villa, Rosa Fornés, Rolo Martínez, Manolo del Valle, Rolito, Armadito y Navarro, Félix Baloy, Héctor Téllez, Alfonsín Quintana, Caridad Hierrezuelo, Hilda de la Hoz, María Elena Pena, Xiomara Valdés, Teresa García Caturla, Ela Calvo, María Victoria Gil, Amparito Valencia y Luis Téllez.