Rubén González

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by Rubén González


26 September 1919, Santa Clara, Cuba, d. 8 December 2003, Havana, Cuba. González became a full-time musician in 1941 having studied medicine and classical piano (he had planned to be a doctor by day and musician by night). During the 40s, while playing piano with Arsenio Rodríguez and the Orquesta De La Hermanes, he helped to shape the sound of modern Cuban music, incorporating jazz influences and developing the mambo. In the 50s he travelled to Panama and Argentina where he... Read more