Orquesta Aragón

By Robert Leaver

 

Universally recognized as Cuban musical ambassadors, Orquesta Aragón is forever identified with the rhythm they brought to the world- the cha cha cha. Since the 1950s when they conquered the world with that hugely popular style of music and dance they have evolved into a bona fide Cuban institution that continues to this day. Founded in the provincial Cuban town of Cienfuegos by double bass player Orestes Aragón in 1939, they began as Ritmica de 39, then Ritmica 39, before eventually settling on the name Orquesta Aragón in 1940. Their instrumentation of violins, flute,... Read More

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