Without studying music, he’s one of the greatest composers from the end of the XIX century and half of the XX, admired by national and overseas composers.
In the decade of the 50 and a little beyond there, some cases of blind musicians were known, which it wasn’t an obstacle to get a place of honor among the best Cuban music cultured, we give you four forceful examples.
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.
Temperamental among the temperamental, Moraima Secada is one of those singers who has left an indelible mark, and even she put a special mark, hard to brake in some songs. It happened with her Pérdoname conciencia singing by Piloto and Vera, that it was a compelling ending in one of her performances. La Mora, as…
Spanish music has been the queen in the preference of Cubans during some decades and the 50’s wasn’t an exception.
Doing a detailed summary, who were the most outstanding figures is not an easy matter but some names do outstand at the popular preference of those years, some already mythical figures like: Los Chavales and Los Churumbeles from Spain, Juan Legido, Lola Flores and Sarita Montiel, just to mention some.
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.
“La Burke”, the singer who mocked the little bells of the Supreme Court of Art.
Pedro J. Herrera Echavarría
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.
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