ByYami Cabrera (Cuban musicologist and Business Development Director of Havana Music Tours and Musical Getaways)
Modernity in Cuban music continues to showcase excellent female artists, who make the culture grow on the island more and more. In the last 20 years, women musicians have stepped forward to create songs in various genres. Therefore, we could not end Women’s History Month without honoring the new generations of Cuban Women in Music. That’s why we are launching this second part of our blog CUBAN WOMEN IN MUSIC: SPOTIFY PLAYLIST TRIBUTE TO WOMEN ARTISTS – PART 1.
In this new edition of our tribute blog post, we will be presenting the songs we recently added to our Spotify Playlist, Cuban Women in Music; Playlist Tribute to Women Artist. These additions mainly display songs popularized or composed by Cuban singers.
This new list of artists included in our Playlist will find an extraordinary variety of impressive Cuban and Cuban-American female musicians who defend their musical roots worldwide. Most of them are considered among the best contemporary female singers and composers in Cuba and Latin America due to the diversity of their voices and musical spectrum.
Cuban Women in Music, 21st Century songs written or popularized by female musicians in the last 20 years
- Ángel y Habanera – by Liuba María Hevia
- Mala – by Haila María Mompié
- La Bella Cubana – by La Camerata Romeo / Zenaida Romeo
- Bailando con otro – by Anacaona / Omara Portuondo
- Donde stabas anoche – by Aymee Nuviola / Septeto Santiaguero
- Lágrimas de soledad – by Danay Suarez
- Guajiro – by Sexto Sentido
- Tu nombre – by Diana Fuentes
- Equivocao 8.6 – by Telmary y Habana Sana
- Tenerme – by Gretell Barreiro
- Palabras – by Haydée Milanés
- La rumba me llamo yo – by Daymé Arocena
- Mulata Linda – by Brenda Navarrete
- Tengo que partir – by Luna Manzanares
- Voy – by Eme Alfonso
- River – by Ibeyi
- Universo – by Yissy García y Bandancha
Bonus track: Havana – by Camila Cabello / Young Thug
You can find our Spotify Playlist Tribute to Women Artists here. Enjoy, and let us know your opinion about our selection on the bottom part of this blog post.
If you want to know more about women in Cuban music, check out our blog, THE 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL FEMALE MUSICIANS IN CUBAN MUSIC FOR 2020.