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Thursday, September 04, 2008


Thanks to a post at Global Voices Online, I now know more about "Guantanamera," one of my favorite songs. As explained in the Wikipedia entry for the song, its authorship is not entirely clear. At a minimum, Joselito Fernández, whose 100th birthday was yesterday, was the first person to promote the song. He also claimed to have written it.

In any event, it is now acknowledged to be Cuba's single most popular song. You can watch a rendition by Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, Pio Leyva, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, and Hugo Garzón below.