Cuba Research Paper

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Countries are what make up this world. There are 196 countries in the world (infoplease). Cuba is one of the loveliest countries in the biosphere. The history, culture, and music is what make Cuba so attractive. Cuba’s music is one of the world’s most beautiful music ever made. Cuba is rich in culture. Cuba also has a rich history. It all started on October 28, 1492 Columbus discovered Cuba (Fox, 9). Cuba was divided into 6 provinces; Pinar del Rio, Havana, Matanzas, La Villas, Camagüey, Oriente. When the Spanish made the Cuban forced them to work so hard, that on 1795 the USA and Spain fought over the possession of Cuba. In October 10, 1865 Cuba fought for 10 years for independence (Fox,33-34) (Henken, 391-392) . José Marti, a patriot, started…show more content…
They made lots of music. The types of music they have in Cuba is Son, Rumba, Jazz, Bolero, Salsa, Nuevo Torva, and Tima (insightcuba). Cuba has also helped make the Dominican music, bachata. Son is where all of the other genres of Cuban music originates. It started in the 1900’s, and uses Spanish choruses, and verses, yet uses African drumming, and vocal. Cuba’s most famous genre is salsa. Cuba is known for its salsa music (insightcuba). Son is made up of double bass, or marimbula, guitar tres, bongo, maracas, and claves, trumpet and guiro. Salsa was started by people in East Cuba in towns like Guantanamo, and Santiago de Cuba in the 1920’s. It’s a blend of Son, and Afro-Cuban dance, and the Afro-Cuban rumba. In the 1950’s, Boricuas started to adopt salsa, and in the 1959 Cubans like Celia Cruz, and Tito’s Puente became famous in America (salsa gente). Salsa music contains of pianos, congas, güiro, maracas, bongos, trumpet, timbales, claves, trombones, cowbell, claves, bass guitar or double bass, and flute. The most famous salsa singer that came from Cuba is Celia Cruz. Celia Cruz was born in Havana Cuba in 1925. She was the queen of salsa. She left Cuba in 1959 because of the communist rule. In the 1960’s she became famous in the USA because of the band Tito Puente Orchestra. She made more than 75 records, and had 23 records became gold. She won a couple Latin Grammies. Sadly she died in 2003 (Celia Cruz bio). Bolero is from

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