Music is everywhere in Cuba, and the following represent some of the island's most popular genres: Son: Son gave birth to all other Cuban music genres. It originated in the 19th century as a combination of Spanish verse & chorus, and African vocals and drumming.
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This is the finest book on the sociological basis of music I have ever read. Many good books will provide a new fact on each page or two, but I seem to learn three new bits of history on every single page of this extensive analysis of the origins of musical styles in Cuba.
Cuba is the most important source of music in Latin America. The island has produced dance music that has traveled all over the world. At home music is inseparable from Cuba’s daily life and history.
The music of the countryside, known collectively as musica campensina, gave rise to guajira, the lyrical, sweet musical form that extols the virtues of the land and Cuba’s beauty, while the trova, another rural style of music from the eastern part of the island, dispersed news and gossip, often through satire.
Cuban music comes from the Caribbean island of Cuba.Cuba has developed a wide range of musical styles, which draw on its cultural origins in Europe and Africa.Cuba's music has been hugely popular and influential throughout the world.