By J Poet
The Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro, AKA Septeto Nacional is one of the most important Cuban conjuntos in history. Founded in 1927 by Ignacio Piñeiro, an excellent sonero, singer and composer, the band has continued playing music in various incarnations ever since. They are credited with bringing the son, a folkloric style of Cuban music, into the mainstream making it the foundation of Cuban dance music, salsa and Latin jazz. Their song “Echale Salsita” was the first to refer to Cuban-style music as salsa.
Ignacio Piñeiro was born in 1888 and grew... Read More