Monday, December 24, 2012

Romeu, ANtonio Maria

Antonio Maria Romeu(1876-1955), Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader, his orchestra was Cuba's leading Charanga for over 30 years, specializing in the danzon. He studied music privately and practiced piano at a local church. In 1899 he moved to Havana and played in cafes. In 1910 he founded his own orchestra. He composed over 500 danzones.

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