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Tag: guajiro

Cuban Music Lesson: Eliades Ochoa

June 17, 2011 

Get ready to be schooled, asere. It’s time for a Cuban music lesson! Learn to tell your cha cha cha from your mambo without leaving your couch. Put on your dancing shoes, guayaberas, park your 57 Chevy, light up that Habano, and pay attention. Every nation has its country music. Here in the U.S. we….


Cuban Music Lesson: Musica Guajira

February 25, 2011 

If you’ve been reading these posts, you might think all Cuban music comes from the big band era of the 20’s to the 50’s. But it isn’t all Havana night clubs and mojito-fueled gropings in the back of ’57 Chevys. There is another current that comes straight out of the sugar cane fields. We are talking about musica guajira.