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By Joaquín Borges-Triana,Robert Nasatir

From its emergence as political and social observation within the Nineteen Sixties, nueva trova turned a defining function of Cuban musical tradition. This research of up to date Cuban tune exhibits the way it has constructed through the years and has risen and fallen in cultural relevance, just like the social issues mirrored within the lyrics.

While there are various works in Spanish approximately this inventive move, this can be the 1st in English that explains this significant point of Cuban tradition. The time span—more than fifty years—allows for research of ways this actual paintings shape has replaced through the years. whereas the accompaniment of an easy six-string guitar continues to be commonest, the conventional constitution of the movimiento de l. a. nueva trova used to be usually defunct through the mid-1980s. yet even though they deal with diversified factors and difficulties, the thoughtfully written songs proceed. modern Cuban artists are frequently encouraged now by means of different genres, together with hip-hop, pop, and renowned Cuban dance music.

Written by means of Joaquín Borges-Triana, a journalist, writer, and Cuban tune professional, this illustrative paintings is key examining for somebody attracted to Cuban tradition or musicology. it's been translated into English via Robert Nasatir.

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