Collection CHC5299 - José Curbelo Papers

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José Curbelo Papers


  • circa 1940s-2000s (Creation)


1 Box

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José Curbelo was born in 1917 in Havana, Cuba. He graduated from the Molinas Conservatory at 15 and then began to perform with Cuban orchestras. Curbelo brought his talents to New York City in the 1940s and by the 1960s had started Alpha Artists, an agency representing musicians performing live music. During his career as a manager, Curbelo represented many top Latin bands in the United States. In the 1980s, he relocated to Miami, Florida and participated in organizing music for the Calle Ocho festival.

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The José Curbelo papers contain photographs, clippings, copies of advertisements, promotional materials, one painting, and one sound recording relating to Cuban band leader and manager José Curbelo.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • Spanish
  • English

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