Sucu suco is one of the most regional and indigenous expressions of the Cuban popular music, with lyrics that involve patriotic themes or overlapped sexual verses.
Pedro Calvo, one of the most popular singers in Cuba, former member of Van Van group smiles as life goes by and remains loyal to his musical roots
The development of the radio as a mean of communication had its beginning in North America and Europe during the two first decades of the XX century. The first radio stations in The USA broadcasted mainly news without the presence of any publicity, although in 1922 the radial transmissions sponsored by commercial brands began to appear, mainly dedicated to sports, musicals, interviews and…talent scout programs, also known as “talent shows”.
Three ases to the throws.
The three Spanish names that made a hit during that decade were Lola Flores, Pedrito Rico and the well-known Sarita Montiel.
The Black Goddess, The major Show Woman or Juana La Cubana, as she’s known in the culture world, the singer Juana Bacallao able to keep on loving despite her 9 decades and while life keeps shinning for her, she’s on the Cuban stages and the world, just like that. She’s indeed, the queen of the cabarets, with her own guarachero humor, her occasion wigs and sequin shine.
With his Cuban hat, his “guarachera” smile and the three stringed instrument which has given him an international well-known name, the tresero Pancho Amat went to the Eastern Cuban province of Ciego de Avila in these days of April to start the part and make the followers move their feet of the Traditional and Fusion Piña Colada Festival as a guest of honor though, and it’s always said, he’s without pompous titles that embellish him the “Rápido of Güira de Melena”. Who dares to take away from him that alias won in every of his presentations with his agile, melodic and comfortable cadence that start to the tres, the one that should simply call him, Pancho Amat in Cuba.
Stories and anecdotes of musicians and rhythms of Cuban music; things you didn´t know about Benny, Olga Guillot and a famous Cha cha cha
Loyal to our habit of remembering famous Cuban figures, we can not overlook Freddy, who along with other stars like Celia Cruz, have put in a deserved rightful place the name of the Cuban song.
According to the well-known humorist Héctor Zumbado (1932), the attitude before listening to popular forms of the Cuban music will reveal what kind of temper you have…this is a special recommendation of Traditional of the fifties to their readers.
(Text taken from the book “Riflexiones (2)”, Unión Editions, 1985, Cuba).