Artist Profiles: Reinaldo Creagh

Reinaldo Creagh

Reinaldo Creagh was born on July 9, 1918 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

During many years, Reinaldo Creagh was the leader of one of Santiago de Cuba’s legendary bands La Estudiantina Invasora. He was one of the founders of the Vieja Trova Santiaguera and its more representative voice and unique personality.

At the beginning of 1999, when he turned eighty years old, Reinaldo released his first solo CD titled “Boleros de toda una vida” (A whole life’s Boleros) which received critical acclaim. During his live performances he traveled through history’s most important boleros.

Reinaldo Creagh died on November 16, 2014 in Santiago de Cuba.

Discography:

Vieja Trova Santiaguera (NubeNegra, 1994)
Gusto y Sabor (NubeNegra, 1995)
Hotel Asturias (NubeNegra, 1996)
La Manigua (Virgin, 1998)
Boleros de toda una vida (Warner Music Spain, 1999)
Domino (Virgin, 2000)
El Balcón del Adiós (Virgin, 2002)

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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