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Eliades Ochoa - son y musica tradicional cubana

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Jazz Lovers Music Group
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Sun 06 Aug 22:00 - 23:55

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Eliades Ochoa was born in Santiago de Cuba on June 22, Protected content , in Songo la Maya, Santiago de Cuba. Eliades is considered one of the most renowned Cuban “soneros” of all time, a notable defender of traditional Cuban music, and the best guitarist of his generation. His distinctive cowboy hat and his penchant for wearing black have led some to call him “The Cuban Johnny Cash.”

From a very young age, he began to play the guitar with his parents of peasant origin as teachers and in a self-taught way. He alternated with itinerant troubadours from a very young age. In his walks through “guateques,” bars, and “zonas de tolerancia,” he began to learn the vast traditional repertoire of Cuban music, of which he is a teacher today. His musical style is due to his place of origin, the Cuban countryside, the anecdotes he listened to, the “guateques campesinos,” and a series of other elements that marked him and made him the artist he is today.

Eliades joined the Septeto Típico Oriental in Protected content officially entered the Casa de la Trova in Protected content , where he began to perform regularly. In Protected content became part of the Cuarteto Patria as director, arranger, voice, and lead guitar. He assimilated the repertoire of Patria with his own style, keeping alive the tradition of Cuban folk music since Protected content . He demonstrated his introspective capacity, and on a formal level, the expressive resources he had, served him as a hook to show his love for cuban music