Estrella Acosta: Noche Cubana - Boleros En La Habana at Theatre De Roode Bioscoop
A night of boleros in an intimate setting that will transport the audience to a club in Havana of the 1950’s. This was a decade when the city was full of small music venues and great musicians that composed some of the most beautiful, heartfelt romantic songs.
The Cuban bolero, which originated from the trova in eastern Cuba, developed by ways of ‘trovadores’ who roamed the cities singing and playing guitar. Later on the bolero fused with other Cuban rhythms into bolero-son, bolero-cha, and bolero-mambo, and it was also influenced by jazz, which led to the ‘filin’-movement, influenced by American ballads with their more complex harmonies. The bolero traveled all over Latin America, and many great composers from nearby countries like Mexico and Puerto Rico and even Brazil have contributed to its rich songbook. ...
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