Collection CHC0517 - Orquesta Típica Cubanakán Records

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CHC0517

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Orquesta Típica Cubanakán Records

Date(s)

  • 1939-1991 (Creation)

Extent

3 Boxes

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The records reflect business and artistic activities of Orquesta Típica Cubanakán, a Miami-based group founded in 1968. It cultivated a traditional Cuban genre, the danzón. The orchestra consisted of nine members: conductor and flutist Simon Hernandez Padrino; pianist Raquel Valladares; bassist Juan T. Sanchez; saxophonist L. Borrel; drummer M. Socarras; "guiro" player M. Garcia de la Vega; and vocalists Marta Escauriza and Guillermo Ramos. Other musicians also participated in the Orchestra during its history. The materials document the group's mandate of preserving Cuba's cultural musical traditions, and its involvement in social, festive, religious, and cultural events.

The bulk of materials consists of danzón music scores, both manuscript and published. The materials also include four scrapbooks illustrating the group's history through photographs, clippings, correspondence and business cards. The collection also includes programs, proclamations, a book with annotations and diplomas.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

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  • Spanish

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Gift of Simon Hernandez, 1996.

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Book Con la musica y el derecho a otra parte by Simón Hernández Padrino was separated from the records and cataloged.

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