Cuban Musicians and Bands

Overview Musicians
  • Celia Cruz
  • Rubén Blades
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Ibrahim Ferrer
  • Benny Moré
  • Los Van Van
  • Compay Segundo
  • Sierra Maestra
  • Tito Puente
  • Juan Luis Guerra

Los Van Van

Led by bassist Juan Formell, Los Van Van are one of Cuban music’s most important and innovating orchestras. Their main contribution was the incorporation of electrical instruments and the intensity of jazz into the Afro-Spanish base of traditional Cuban music. This fusion, named Songo, earned them international respect and popularity.