Cuba and Its Music

Student report on the nation's musical heritage in both traditional and popular genres. Includes geographical, political, religious, and historical background.


Lyrics based on a poem by Jose Martí.

Kamaraco Quintet

Official web site provides fragments of Havana-based group's CD, resumes of the members, information on repetoire, and contact information. [English/Spanish/German]

The Los Primos Project

Canadian nonprofit facilitates music education, exchanges, and instrument donations in Cuba and in the Maritime Provinces. Includes descriptions of projects and history of performances.

Send a Piana to Havana

US group sends refurbished pianos to Cuban schools, trains local piano tuners, and provides tools and supplies.

Sin Palabras

Havana-based group combines techno and timba. Provides biographies of band members, music clips, and tour reports. Primarily in English, with some Spanish, French, Dutch, and German.

International group of contributors providing news, links, and samples of all styles of Cuban music. Primarily in English with some Spanish.

Buena Vista Social Club

Review of Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Ruben Gonzalez and the rest of Buena Vista Social Club live in Reykjavik, May 2001, from

Buena Vista Social Club

Concert review from the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring pianist Ruben Gonzalez and singer Ibrahim Ferrer.

Buena Vista Social Club News:

News about Buena Vista Social Club continually updated from around the net.