Havana, Cuba – The 10th National Trova Festival Carlos Puebla in Memoriam opened in
Manzanillo, with the traditional march of the participants to the grave of the
Singer of the Revolution, Carlos Puebla.
Born September 11, 1917 in Manzanillo, Carlos Puebla sang to the most relevant
events of the Cuban people´s history, turning him into a excellent chronicler
for the national panorama since 1959.
On his songs he used a very serious and direct speech, sometimes including the
nuances of the most popular Cuban humor."Y en eso llegó Fidel" and the mythic "Hasta siempre comandante" (1965),
dedicated to Che Guevara, are the most outstanding examples which made him
His work not only limited to reflect on the popular epic of the first years of
the Revolution, but also dealt with love and everyday work of the people, in a
prolific work including more than 1000 boleros, Son and guaracha songs.
Many of his lyrics have been translated into many languages and his compositions
have been used for Cuban films such as ‘Alba de Cuba,’ ‘Estado de sitio’ and ‘Nuestro
hombre en La Habana’.
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.