Documentation Center Rescues Cuban Music Heritage

a) Santiago de Cuba, Cuba – The Pablo Hernández Balaguer Documentation Center currently stores up nearly 500 bibliographic materials on Cuba’s music heritage. After two years of founded, the institution has gained national and international prestige thanks to the donations from artists and
intellectuals from all over the country, who preserved photos, books, magazines, newspapers and tapes of Cuban traditional music figures.The collective formed by musicologists and art instructors works in the
search of people who keep mementos of musical events, as well as processing
the archives guaranteeing the roots of Cuban culture.

The center offers its services for students, journalists and historians,
aimed to enrich its music panorama and it has investigated the International
festivals of Son and Trova.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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