In the late s, I was invited by some friends who studied music to the Santiago de Cuba carnival. The trovador had been retired since , but we visited his home to try and converse with one of the shining lights of Cuban music. I remember we all started asking him questions, and I, as always, made a note of his statements, because I knew Matamoros was part of the history of Cuba. What was that birthday party like, when the trio was formed? Rafaelito Cueto brought a friend of his to my house, who worked as a blacksmith. That was the very day that the three of us sang together for the first time!
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Posted on by admin The Trio Matamoros were one of the most popular Cuban trova groups. All three were singers and composers. With a unique Cuban style, Miguel Matamoros founded and directed the world famous musical group that carried his name and that traveled the world like vibrant musical ambassadors using only their voices, guitars and maracas as their flag.
They added an unequaled Cuban flavor to each performance that nobody has been able to attain since then. The Trio Matamoros played boleros and son.
In Guillermo Portabales performed with the trio. They recorded many 78rpm records and LPs; some of their output is available on CDs. The group were renowned for the harmony of their voices, and the quality of the lyrics. In alone they recorded ten albums with RCA Victor record label.
Born in Santiago de Cuba in l, Miguel Matamoros passed away in During his 77 years, he dedicated more than four decades to entertaining not only his compatriots, but the entire world with his enduring and beautiful creations. These were the characteristics they were known for and they were born from the true brotherhood the members felt for each other in their art and in their personal lives.
The group, whose members stayed together for 35 years, disbanded in Thirty years since the passing of Miguel Matamoros, the eco of Siro, Cueto and Miguel can still be heard. Los tres eran cantantes y compositores. Arnoldo Varona , Editor.
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