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Music

The province has been cradle of outstanding figures of the Cuban music. María Teresa Vera (1895-1965), Cuban composer and troubadours (born in Guanajay); Luis Marquetti (1901-1992, Alquízar), composer and bolero singer; Arturo Sandoval, trumpeter and jazzman (Artemisa), Enrique Jorrín, musician, Chachachá’s father (Candelaria 1926-1987); Pancho Amat, outstanding guitar player and tresista (Guira de Melena 1950); Silvio Rodríguez (San Antonio de los Baños, 1946), famous singer-songwriter, founder and emblematic figure of the “Nueva Trova” (songs with social-political themes); Polo Montañéz, el “Guajiro Natural” popular singer and music country composer, well-known internationally, native from Sierra del Rosario and the Cuban-Canadian pop-singer-composer Alex Cuba (Alexis Puente), Artemisa. La Casa de la Música of Artemisa a very much visited place where are exhibited the Cuban music genders. Read More...