Olga Navarro, poet and Cuban intellectual had her splendor in the 50’s and she’s the hostess of the cabaret Las Vegas in Havana.
Sex, sensuality and mischief in the lyrics of Cuban songs, we show you some old and contemporary examples
The Cuban fifties was signed by a high number of radio hits, contagious rhythms, and marvelous bands.
The fifties in Cuba was an splendid time for romantic music, along with relevant voices such as Celia Cruz, Benny Moré and Olga Guillot. Here you are some of this hits.
“You dig a grave / and today coming back / you’ll know I’m dead ‘cause of your fake / and already wrecked down / lonely and beaten you’ll cry”, (verse of one of the most famous songs performed by Leonora Rega). Just a bundle of nerves, a very personal style but related to La Lupe…
Gina León is, if there’s no another opposite information, the first Cuban singer with a record recorded according to her performances in one of the most exciting cabarets in Havana, under the title: Gina sings in The Capri.
Meme Solís, the famous Cuban musician choose the exile as alternative
Three Cuban musicians of huge greatness and sad destiny, Manuel Corona, Polo Montañez and Carlos Embale
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.