Feel the Beat of Cuban Music
Cuban music has been around for many centuries and has really influenced many things in music as they have joined forces with the African musicians many centuries ago. Even when their country of Cuba was forced to become a Catholic nation it never killed their original Cuban spirit. A lot of people don't really that the African culture is also very ingrained inside of the culture of Cuba. The more that you dig around in their history the more you will find out that they are definitely an interesting culture. This combination of Cuban and African styles has really made for some timeless classic in Cuban music history.
What we will do here is share with you some of the most classic songs and artists that are highly respected when it comes to Cuban music. We have searched and figured out that there are five artists that really stand out because they not only made an impact in Cuba, but they made an impact around the world with their great contributions to music. These five artists are the ones we are going to share with you here within this article. Among these five artists there are about 15 songs that we consider to be some classic songs when it comes to Cuban music. We want to make sure that you are going to have some fun with this article, so we are posting links to their most classic songs as well for each artist.
Continue reading now and get to know a bit about each artist with us now.
For an artist that became well-known because of the fact that he is usually the second voice he is surely now a legend when it comes to Cuban music. If second voice puts out such great hits as the ones we will share here then he definitely did the right things in his life and career.
Click the players for the following songs you can listen to from "Compay Segundo".
May Compadres Para Rato
Sigue El Paso
The voice of Beny Moré has caused him to become one of the Cuban singers that is dubbed as one of the greatest singers of all time in the Cuban community. If you already know about his vocal skills then you aren't surprised. If you have never heard of him and are now curious we have something for you.
Click the players for the following songs you can listen to from "Beny Moré".
A La Bahia de Manzanillo
When you are talking about Cuban music you can never leave out the "King of the Mambo". Perez Prado seemed to have a life that molded him to being able to rise to such a royal title in his later career. If you want to listen to some of the work that has gained him the throne you are in the right place.
Click the players for the following songs you can listen to from "Perez Prado".
Mambo No. 5
Que Rico el Mambo
Los Van Van
You definitely can't pass up a conversation on great Cuban music and leave out the group Los Van Van. They are considered to be the greatest group when it comes to Cuban bands. Over the years after this group was formed they continued to get greater and greater as their musicality and everything about the band increased like crazy.
Click the players for the following songs you can listen to from "Los Van Van".
El Buey Cansao
This last artist is definitely not the least as she is the Queen of Salsa as well as Latin Music. We have one of the prime examples of her music that is sure to let you know what she is all about.
Click the player for the following song you can listen to from "Celia Cruz".
El Yerberito Moderno
As you can see, Cuban music has definitely created a name for itself even outside of its African ties. There are a lot of great artists in Cuban music, but we wanted to just give you a great wealth of information on the roots and legends of this great genre and culture. If you like what we have provided here and want to keep listening to these songs and artists, just bookmark or favorite this page for your easy future reference.