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...Miguel Matamoros was a Cuban composer and guitarist. He was a member of Trio Matamoros, a Cuban Trova group—meaning they would travel the country to play their music. Matamoros is considered to be one of the greatest Cuban composers...

Trova

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Trova is an umbrella term denoting the type of music produced in Cuba by singer-songwriters called trovadores (‘troubadours’). Trovadores are most recognized as singer-guitarists performing love songs, yet the exponents of trova...

La Habana (Havana)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,192,321 (1998) As capital of the Republic of Cuba, La Habana (Havana) is the island’s largest city and most important economic, political, social and cultural center. Founded by the Spanish on 16 November 1519...

Cuba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 11,237,000 (2001) The Republic of Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, is located at the western end of the region, in the Greater Antilles. It is strategically situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico...