Manuel Barrueco

03. nóvember 2019

Guitar music from Cuba And Spain 

King Ferdinand of Aragón and Queen Isabelle of Castilla–the Catholic Monarchs of Spain– sponsored the travels of Christopher Columbus who discovered Cuba in 1492, and after which Cuba became a Spanish colony. Even after the island gained its independence from Spain, the ties between the two countries remained strong and the immigration of Spaniards to the island continued, and Cubans often refer to Spain as the madre patria (motherland). The strong connection between these two countries is the basis for this program.