Anacaona: The Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-girl Dance Band

By: Castro, Alicia & Ingrid Kummels & Manfred Schafer

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Have a listen on you tube & then enjoy reading this biographical gem. Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest daughter, has the idea of starting an all-girl orchestra to bring in some cash. Jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz - 'Anacaona' perform every evening in local street cafes. In no time at all they conquer their audiences' hearts with their infectious music and cheeky lyrics. Alicia Castro, the author of this extraordinary memoir, played saxophone and later led the orchestra. Now in her 80s, Alicia looks back on the scintillating world that she and her sisters inhabited: their international breakthrough, concerts in Paris, New York and appearances with all the jazz greats. 393 crispy white pp, a kilo to post.

Title: Anacaona: The Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-girl Dance Band

Author Name: Castro, Alicia & Ingrid Kummels & Manfred Schafer

Categories: - WAR IN THE PACIFIC, SOCIETY, BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS, HISTORY, MUSIC,

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books, London: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Excellent/Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 22.5cm

Seller ID: 010747

Keywords: Castro Cuba Havana Jazz Band Anacaona,