Recorded on location in Cuba, Lucy Duran embarks on a thousand-mile road journey in search of the musical roots of this very musical island. 1/3: She visits Santiago de Cuba.
In the first of three programmes recorded on location in Cuba, Lucy Duran embarks on a 1000-mile road journey in search of the musical roots of this very musical island.
She begins her exploration of Cuban music in Santiago de Cuba, the sizzling eastern city that’s both the birthplace of son and the cradle of the Fidel Castro’s Revolution.
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The Origins of Cuban Music
Lucy Duran explore the origins of Cuban Music by visiting Santiago De Cuba.
Cuban Troubadour Tradition
Lucy and Cuban Radio presenter Juan Jacomino are in the casa de la Trova, talking about the troubadour tradition, and we hear Septeto de La Trova playing a typical Son piece in the Trova tradition.
At the Casa De Trova we hear an example of Son Music.
The Cradle of the Revolution
Lucy visits the Moncada Barracks in Santiago, “the cradle of the revolution”
Famila Valera Miranda
Jesus O’Reilly tells us about Famila Valera Miranda, an important Son music family.
Santiago de Cuba's musical tradition
Lucy talks to Enrique Miranda about the Santiago de Cuba’s musical tradition.
Lucy and Juan visit a Cigar factory, and Juan tells us the story of Cuban cigars.
Lucy and Juan walk Santiago’s streets discovering the Conga Tradition.
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