Very kindly the composer Rodolfo J. De La Fuente has allowed to reproduce this article that talks about the life of perhaps the greatest figure of Cuban popular music of all time, the “Barbaro del Ritmo”, the great Benny Moré.
Chico and Rita, a musical romance of the 40s and 50s in animated cartoons by the direction of Fernando Trueba.
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.
Beginnings of the danzón genre in Cuba, its creators, main interpreters and influences of this rhythm in Mexico
Known pop American singers travel to Havana like tour lideres on the lead of tourists willing to know the Cuban culture
Barbarito Diez with his calm ways and his golden voice, it was the singer that made a big hit one of the Cuban rhythms more emblematic.
The Cuban fifties was signed by a high number of radio hits, contagious rhythms, and marvelous bands.
Irakere, Grammy awarded band with the great Cuban musician Chucho Valdes as director was a milestone in Latin Jazz
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.
Bebo and Chucho Valdés are two awesome examples of XX Century Cuban musicians, although sometimes the way was not so easy…