The Music in Cuba

Cuba is among the so called “sonant” islands of the Caribbean. Different rhythms have characterized it throughout its musical history. From the proclamation to the singing and then the song, many voices have added something to the musical and cultural patrimony of the island. A soup of many different elements makes it. Carols by Esteban Salas, Zarzuelas by Lecuona, the old Pepe Sanchez’ trova, the feeling of the Bolero; the repentismo and the music from the countryside, the New Trova Movement; traditional Cuban music and new incursions and fusions of sounds; the Cuban pop or pop-rock, the son that for some became the timba, classical popular music to listen or music to move the body and feet following the rhythm.