Music in Trinidad, Cuba
Trinidad is birthplace of great musicians who have magnified their name, musicians such as José Julián Jiménez, Julio Cueva, Félix Rafael Herrera Altuna, known by his stage name Félix Reina and what to say about Isabel Bécquer Menéndez whose passion for interpretation and delivery Total is evident in his songs and earned him the nickname of La Profunda, with his work has won followers who love the musical genre that has accompanied her for years giving to her people songs of the most diverse subjects, but above all dedicated to her beloved city.
Trinidad, through its music, and its musical talents, has contributed in a significant way to the Cuban popular music and therefore to all the music of America and the world.
Music in Sancti Spíritus
Music is a distinctive feature of the province, it is an emblem, a wonderful dash: punto, tonada, trova, son. The trova is perhaps its most generous contribution.
Pensamiento, Mujer perjura, Herminia, Nenúfar, Canto a Cabaiguán, La Trinitaria, top the endless list in a lyric that synthesizes the intimate spirit of the amatory in the Cuban trova. Teofilito, Companioni, Manolo Gallo, Sigifredo Mora, Arturo Alonso, Catalina Berroa, Rafael Saroza, Rafael Rodríguez, are names of the gallery of glories of music in Sancti Spíritus.
In their musical works, they have preserved the daily life of Sancti Spíritus, from generation to generation, from the colony to present day, taking into account the characteristics of the time and those of the present moment, but always preserving their essential features.
The harpsichord choirs, born more than a hundred years ago; the cabildos, touches and dances; the Agricultural and Industrial Fair, with exhibitions of the development in these branches, competition of bull riding, rodeos and traditional peasant games, constitute samples of the local culture.