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  Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Cuba is south of the eastern United States, and the Bahamas, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti, and east of Mexico.
Cuba is the only state in the western hemisphere which is not a pluralist democracy in addition to being the sole Communist state in the region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuba   (10159 words)

 Music of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santería influenced Cuba's music, as percussion is an inherent part of the religion.
Arsenio Rodriguez, one of Cuba's most famous soneros, is considered to have brought son back to its African roots in the 1940s by adapting the guaguanco style to son, and by adding a cowbell and conga to the rhythm section.
Meanwhile, Irakere fused traditional Cuban music with jazz, and groups like NG La Banda, Orishas and Son 14 continued to add new elements to son, especially hip hop and funk, to form timba music; this process was aided by the acquisition of imported electronic equipment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Cuba   (3765 words)

 Music of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The natives of Cuba were the Taíno, Arawak and Ciboney people, known for a style of music called.
Son music came to Havana in 1920 (see 1920 in music) due to the efforts of legendary groups like.
Meanwhile, fused traditional Cuban music was jazz, and groups like, Orishas and continued to add new elements to son, especially hip hop to form timba music, as they got hold of imported electronic equipment.
www.murrieta.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Music_of_Cuba   (3260 words)

 Music of Cuba
One of the fundamental rhythmic pattern of Cuban music is the 'rumba'.
The sound of the trumpet in Cuban music and its importance add a distinctive element to Cuban music, one which is only paralleled by the use of the trumpet in th mariachi music of Mexico.
Recorded extensively and widely imitated, outside Cuba as well, this sound of Cuban percussion, with guitar, piano and two trumpets, contributed importantly to the development of 'salsa' in the 60s and 70s and was the inspiration for Willie Colon's later group using two trombones.
aris.ss.uci.edu /rgarfias/courses/latino/cuba1.html   (1672 words)

 ipedia.com: Music of Cuba Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Santería's influenced Cuba's music, as percussion is an inherent part of the religion.
Fernando Ortíz;, a Cuban folklorist, described Cuba's musical innovations as arising from the interplay between African slaves settled on large sugar plantations and Spanish or Canary Islandersers who grew tobacco on small farms.
Meanwhile, Irakere fused traditional Cuban music was jazz, and groups like NG La Banda, Orishas and Son 14 continued to add new elements to son, especially hip hop to form timba music, as they got hold of imported electronic equipment.
www.ipedia.com /music_of_cuba.html   (1814 words)

 Music of Cuba
Music came to Cuba with the ocean breezes, with the fusion of different African rhythms and European influences, but it germinated with the natural seeds of the island.
Son, one of the most important Cuban music styles, was born in an area of southeast Cuba, based on elements derived from Bantu African music, already totally fused with native Cuban sounds, generating a melodious rhythm of refrains, beats, intonations and the sonorities of the string.
Danzon has maintained its statues through time as the music of sensual elegance par excellence, featuring the raised elbow, two-tone shoes, and fan in hand, while the clarinet's role is to echo the genre's sounds throughout the hall, where it is performed.
www.caroun.com /Music/Cuba/CubaMusic.html   (631 words)

 Cuba and Its Music
The population in Cuba is approximately 51 percent mulatto, 37 percent white, and 11 percent fl and 1 percent Chinese.
Another festival celebrating the traditional music of Cuba was the Percuba festival, held in Havana April 13-17, 1999, at the Cuba at Casa de la Cultura de Plaza (Percuba 1).
Cuba is home to many types of music and dance which are very closely related to the traditional forms of Cuban music.
www2.cedarcrest.edu /academic/soc/ccameron/soc215/cuba/cuba.htm   (10882 words)

 Music of Cuba
The people of Cuba include descendants of the Spaniards (and some other Europeans) who began to arrive in the early 1500s and the Africans who were brought as enslaved people (or arrived later as freed slaves from other countries).
Music and dance are very important to the ceremonies of Santería, since followers believe they are the only means of contacting ancestors.
The rumba music and dance style is also derived from African music and is played on conga drums, claves, and guiro.
www.sbgmusic.com /html/teacher/reference/cultures/cuba.html   (741 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Carnival Music of Cuba
In Cuba, it is celebrated in July to commemorate the revolution of the late 1950s.
Many of the musical groups that perform at Carnival are not professional, and they come from a variety of classes and backgrounds.
Congo de Santiago is a type of Carnival music particular to Santiago de Cuba.
encarta.msn.com /media_461533481/Carnival_Music_of_Cuba.html   (152 words)

 Music in Cuba
"Music in Cuba is a pioneering chronicle of the historical confluence of two musical streams, from Europe and Africa, that produced the special richness of the Cuban musical tradition.
For lovers of Cuban music, this is one of the finest reference books to date on Cuban music, and its clear and lucid prose takes the reader on a highly educational and entertaining journal.
Perhaps Cuba's most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/C/carpentier_music.html   (802 words)

It is indeed Cuba's "tobacco road," a fertile stretch of green fields and rounded limestone mountains, and that the urbane Habaneros consider Pinarenos to be bumpkins, provincial folk lacking in culture or elegance.
The subject of the song is "the friendship between Finland and Cuba." The subject of the album, though, is the vitality and variety of Cuban music in the most distant corners of the island.
They are part of a strong Nuyorican musical movement that is blending the classic sounds of salsa with hip-hop, jazz and rock and slamming it all together in a rough and heady dance music that is still heavy on the roots and light on the pop.
www.rootsworld.com /rw/feature/cuba.html   (6519 words)

 Greg Sandow -- Classical Music in Cuba
The Milwaukee Symphony is planning a Cuban visit, as is a youth orchestra from New England, and the American Composers Orchestra recently held a pioneering festival of Cuban classical music in New York, involving both exiles and composers from the island.
One answer is that Cuba is a land of contradictions.
But earlier I'd visited Cuba's leading music school, the Instituto Superior de Arte, which sprawls with a kind of tattered luxury on a campus that, before the revolution, used to be a country club.
www.gregsandow.com /cuba2.htm   (1252 words)

 Cuba Music.
African Yoruba religious music, Cuba's highly syncopated, potent, percussion-rich music has spawned much of what is today's salsa and Latin jazz and greatly influenced musics all over the world.
Today Cuba still produces some of the most vital and influential music in world - from potent, sacred and folkloric to acoustic and electrified dance bands of unparalleled excitement.
Lazaro Ros is Cuba's foremost singer of sacred songs invoking the orishas (Yoruban deities) and a principal preserver of African ways in his native country.
members.aol.com /al31/cuba_music.html   (1035 words)

 AfroCubaWeb: the African cultures in Cuba - Yoruba - Congo - Dahomey - Abakwa - Bricamo - Haiti - West Indies
Cuba and its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Cuba by Eugène Godfried, 6/04
Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, 6/04: Ned Sublette's powerful new book on the history of Cuban music to 1952, now published.
www.afrocubaweb.com   (1991 words)

 Amazon.com: Music in Cuba: Books: Alejo Carpentier,Alan West-Duran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cuban Music from A to Z by Helio Orovio
Franco-Cuban novelist Carpentier (1904-80) was also a musician, music critic, librettist, and radio show producer, well equipped to handle the primary sources he gathered for his 1946 work.
"Music In Cuba" was an attempt to settle some of the controversies about the "legitimacy" of Cuban music, and to resolve the apparent differences between tony, Europhilic art music and the grittier rural style that came to dominate the island's popular imagination.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0816632294?v=glance   (803 words)

 Music from Cuba — www.greenwood.com
A useful addition to a growing list of books devoted to Latin music emanating from Cuba and Puerto Rico....the book will be a great resource for enthusiasts....
Description: Studies of Latin American music often overlook its Cuban roots and the political policies that brought the musicians to the United States.
Speaking from firsthand experience, founding figures of Latin music in the United States present unique insights into the Afro-Cuban experience within the Latin musical community.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/C6682.aspx   (289 words)

 PLAZA CUBA - Welcome - PlazaCuba - Music, Dance and Cultural Adventures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We assist in setting up intensive classes in music and dance for individuals who are serious about learning and for professionals who can use material gathered in Cuba in their work here in the US.
Travel to Cuba for Americans is limited but can be permitted for professionals who travel to engage in research related to their field.
We can coordinate programs for groups of professionals who are traveling to Cuba to do research in their professional areas.
www.plazacuba.com   (509 words)

 Cuban Music
An explanation of drum patterns from the rhythms of a secret men's society in Cuba, brought there during the slave trade from the Calabar region of West Africa.
A page dedicated to the history of the clave, with sections on both son, and rhumba clave and music sheets.
With strong roots in West African Yoruba religious music, Cuba's highly syncopated, potent, percussion-rich music has spawned much of what is today's salsa and Latin jazz and greatly influenced musics all over the world.
www.afrocubaweb.com /music.html   (756 words)

 Music Atlas of Cuba: History
Diego Velázquez arrives near present-day Guantánamo with 300 Spanish soldiers and instigates a series of bloody battles against indigenous Cubans, finally executing their leader and forcing them to convert to Catholicism and work as slaves
Pope Leo X mandates the construction of a Catholic Church in Santiago de Cuba, thereby transplanting Spanish church music on the island
several hundred colonists arrive in Cuba to establish Spanish presence on the island and defend it from French attackers; along with the colonists come such European dances as the fandango, zapateo, zampado and retambico, song forms like canción and theatrical music like the zarzuela
www.pbs.org /buenavista/music/timeline_1500.html   (288 words)

 Sheet Music Plus - Guitar Music Of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A collection of popular Cuban music for solo guitar.
Music of Mexico for Acoustic Guitar Volume 1 For guitar...
Music of Latin America for Acoustic Guitar For guitar...
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/item.html?id=10255&item=3852594   (97 words)

 Cuba Nostalgia - Music
The best sounds of Cuban music: habanera, danzon, son, cha cha cha, pregon, bolero, guaracha, and mambo, will be sold by vendors some featuring special exhibits.
Cuban rhythms will fill the air to complete this unique experience for those anxious to recapture the Cuba of yesteryear.
Click here to view a list of music vendors
www.cubanostalgia.org /music.htm   (63 words)

 Sextetos Cubanos
“Driven largely by the pioneering efforts of Sexteto Habanero in the early decades of this century, Cuba's music underwent a steady development both in musical style and lyrical content.
What emerged was a musical genre, the son, which became a source of national identity.
The languid, tropical feel of the music is created by the gentle rhythms of claves and guitar, the pulsating broken chords of the tres (a bright-toned cousin of the guitar) and the pleasant harmonies of the call-and-response vocals.
www.arhoolie.com /titles/7003.shtml   (294 words)

 Timba.com "The home of Cuban music on the web"
Cuba Info Home / Havana/ Cultural Tours / Cuba Facts / Traveler's Tips / Lodging / Dining/ Nightlife / Points of Interest / Travel Stories / Photos/Videos
Our Music section has finally been refreshed, thanks to Michelle, La Reina de la Timba.
You need the free RealPlayer to listen to songs in the music section, you can get it free by clicking here.
www.timba.com   (113 words)

 Music of Cuba & Cubans
Composer-arranger Johnny Richards created the music for this concept album, recorded in 1956.
The results are admirable: music filled with heat and energy and sudden sharp contrasts in moods and voices.
Rumba y Folklórico en Matanzas -Rumba y Folklórico en Matanzas - Cuban Music and Musicians.
www.escapeartist.com /cuba/music.htm   (242 words)

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