Cuban music

  1. Olga Guillot, The Queen of Bolero, Dies

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer Olga Guillot, known as “the queen of bolero”, died Monday in Miami Beach of a heart attack at age 87, according to published reports. Known for her emotional treatment of the Cuban romantic ballad, accompanied by exaggerated and often ...

  2. Cuban Govt Honors Kool And The Gang

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cuban culture minister Abel Prieto presented U.S. band Kool & the Gang with an honorary award from the Cubadisco 2009 Festival, given to artists who contribute "to human improvement," Cuban media reported. Cubadisco is the annual Cub ...

  3. Colombia To Be La Mar De Musicas 2010 Guest Country

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colombia is to be the guest country at the 16th La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Spain next year, following this year's edition with Morocco as the invited country, festival organizers have announced. More than 60,000 people watched ...

  4. Cuba's Rodríguez Claims Seeger Birthday Ban

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leading Cuban singer songwriter Silvio Rodríguez has criticised the U.S. government for not granting him a visa to perform at the Madison Square Garden concert in New York to mark Pete Seeger's 90th birthday. Dozens of stars and musician frie ...

  5. 'Cuban Pete' Dies At 81 In Miami

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pedro "Cuban Pete" Aguilar, one of the leading mambo dancers of the 1950s, has died. He was 81. The mambo legend passed away Tuesday at the Sinai Plaza Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Miami, said Barbara Craddock, his longtime dan ...

  6. Barnasants Readies Release Of Aute's Cuba Concert

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new Spanish joint venture label is planning to launch a CD-book and DVD of a tribute concert for veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute. The Barnasants-Canción de Autor label was created last year by Barcelona's Barnasants sing ...

  7. King Nando Dies At 62

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artist and musician King Nando, who helped popularize boogaloo in the '60s and '70s, has died. He was 62. The artist born Fernando Rivera died in his sleep Saturday (Feb. 2), according to a spokesperson for his former manager Richie Boni ...

  8. Cuba's Rodríguez Gets Digital Debut

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 21-album catalog of Silvio Rodríguez has been made available in digital form for the first time, thanks to a unique deal between iTunes and sDae, the digital division of the Spanish authors' and publishers' society, SGAE. Rodríguez i ...

  9. Spain's Premios To Fete Rodríguez

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lifetime achievement award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5. Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lif ...

  10. Spain's Premios To Fete Rodríguez

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lifetime achievement award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5. Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lif ...

  11. BMG Pub Spain Buys APA Catalog

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Repertoire features 1,200 songs. BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquired all the copyrights owned by Autores & Productores Asociados, one of Spain's biggest independent music publishers and a specialist in traditional Cuban music. The cat ...

  12. BMG Pub Spain Buys APA Catalog

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquired all the copyrights owned by Autores & Productores Asociados, one of Spain's biggest independent music publishers and a specialist in traditional Cuban music BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquir ...