Artist Profiles: Barbarito Torres

Barbarito Torres

Bárbaro Alberto Torres Delgado, better known as Barbarito Torres, was born in 1956.

Barbarito Torres is recognized as one of the world’s leading lute players. He was one of the participants in the acclaimed Buena Vista Social Club album.

Torres recorded his first solo album, Havana Cafe in 1999. It became one of the most successful and critically acclaimed Cuban releases of the last decade. His style of music reflects the musical folklore of his native Cuba, the genre known as música guajira or the blues of the Cuban countryside. His album Barbarito Torres, includes songs from all genres of Cuban music, striking a balance between joyful traditionalism and adventurous innovation.

In 2017 he participated in the AmeriCuba collaborative album.

Discography:

Havana Café (1999)
Barbarito Torres (2003)
Vámonos pa’l monte (2016)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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