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.
Esther Borja was a very succesful Cuban singer, with long life and prominent career
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
“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
The outstanding Cuban composer José (Pepe) Valladares reveals for Tradicionales de los 50, some musical creation clefs.