Friday, June 19, 2009

Holguin Remembers “El Guayabero”

The Holguin branch of the animation studios of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) presented this week the video "Mi son retozón", dedicated to the legendary singer Faustino Oramas "El Guayabero". The new video features images of the picaresque character whose humor made him as popular as his quixotic figure. “Los guayaberos”, founded by Faustino Oramas, provided the music for this tribute to the singer known for his humorous songs and who toured the country with a unique Tres guitar and peculiar hat. “El Guayabero” died in 2007 in Holguin and was one of the greatest exponents of son music, deeply rooted in the eastern region of the island. He began his musical career at age 15 with the La Tropical Septet. The song "Marieta" was undoubtedly his most popular , recognized and hummed over and over again by his followers.

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