Music in Las Tunas, Cuba
Lovers of traditional music have their space in Las Tunas, a city that shows you the most established peasant roots in all of Cuba. If you want to know and enjoy a purely rural environment with typical dances and where the sang tenth poems and improvisation are present, our city is the cradle of the most anticipated national guateque: La Jornada Cucalambeana. Visit us and you can be part of this great party.
More information at Casa de la Décima: Tel. (53) 31347380
Popular Musicians from Las Tunas
Musician and composer from Las Tunas who bequeathed to Latin jazz a vast work with a very personal style. Considered a pianist of pianists, he composed various pieces of genres of Cuban popular music, such as contradanza, dance, danzón, cha-cha, son, guaguancó, bolero, mambo and salsa, always fused with elements of jazz and even rock. He has become a legend not only among Cubans, but in the world of Afro-Caribbean music.
Barbarito Diez Junco
With hardly any academic musical training or playing any instrument, but with an unmatched voice and musical interpretations, Barbarito Diez became the Golden Voice of the Danzon. His voice immortalized great musical pages not only in Cuba but in various countries of the world. In his career of more than 58 years, he recorded a large number of full-length albums that contained treasures of the Cuban musical repertoire. Today that repertoire constitutes a legend inscribed in good music without limits of borders.