My mother was born in Matanzas, Cuba and grew up in the States as a child. I was born here in the states and I love everything about being a Cuban America. And yes, I love America as well. I love all history and enjoy learning new things. Below are some images and singers that I really admire.
The Lecuona Cuban Boys was a popular Cuban orchestra which toured the world for over forty years.The band was founded by Ernesto Lecuona, whose role was that of a patron-entrepreneur. He did not actually play with the band, but sometimes give a piano recital before the band played. The core of the band was put together in 1931 as Orquesta Encanto; the band changed name early in 1934.
Visit Cuba tour poster
Cuban salsa singer Celiz Cruz (1925-2003) Born in Cuba, Cruz spent most of her life singing and recording in the United States, but she was known throughout the world as the “Queen of Salsa.” By the end of her career, she had 23 gold records and 3 Grammy’s to her name
Celia in action singing "Guantanamera"
I really like Carteles. It was a Cuban Magazine published weekly in Cuba for 30 years starting in the 1930's. I also dig a lot of the old vacation posters, actresses & musicians from the golden era of Cuba.
1930's Magazine Cover- Carteles
1950's Carteles Cover
1940's Cigar Box Cover
Ninon Sevilla - Cuban Actress and singer. Pretty much a Cuban Carmen Miranda.