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Punto Cubano

  • Language: Spanish
  • Region: Canary Islands, Cuba
  • Improviser: Repentista
  • Description: Improvised singing in Cuba is performed in Spanish, and although it has its origin in Andalusia and the Canary Islands, with the addition of African musical elements "Punto Cubano" has established itself as a genre in its own right. Currently this type of improvised singing is very much alive in Cuba. Projects are being run to hand it down to new generations and there are more and more women starting to get involved.
  • Videos on the Internet: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=decima+decimistas+cuba+%22punto+cubano%22
  • Fact sheet in Kulturartea Mapa