Anacaona Band: Emergence
Cuban band that currently consists of fourteen women who cultivate popular music, blending traditional and contemporary rhythms. Anacaona was founded on February 17th, 1932 by the Castro-Saldarriaga sisters, as a female sextet. In 1934 it reaches a format Typical Jazz Band and Charanga successfully projecting from the “Aires Libres” restaurant located in the Havana Prado.
Between 40 and 60, its members toured the American continent from north to south, the Caribbean and France. In Mexico were recorded their images and sounds in some Mexican films, among which include “The Night,” “I do not Deny my Past” and “Women of Theater.”
The Anacaona Band was declared Cultural Heritage of Cuba half a century after its birth.
Discography of Anacaona Band
“Anacaona” … Oh … Year: 1991 Label: PM RECORDS
“One hundred Cuban Cute Women” Year: 1994 Label: BIS-MUSIC
“Like a Miracle” … Year: 1995. Label: BIS-MUSIC
“Anacaona, what you Expected!” Year: 2000 Label: LUSAFRICA.
“Cuba sings to Serrat Vol II” CD 1 Year: 2007 Label: DISCMEDI
“Anacaona. I can not Help it “Year: 2008 Label: BIS-MUSIC
“Cry if it Hurts” Year: 2012 Label Records Cubamusic
Anacaona Musical Work
Under the leadership of Georgia Aguirre Gonzalez, Anacaona has traveled more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Caribbean performing at major festivals and multiple scenarios from which most important are: The tour of 34 cities in the People’s Republic China; their participation in the play “The Bourgeois Tropical” under the direction of Gerome Sabari; the tour conducted in August 1999 by some cities in the United States. The Anacaona orchestra also known as The Mulatisimas of the Flavor has participated in several films such as “La bella del Alhambra” director Enrique Pineda Barnet, “Parallel Lives” Pastor Vega and the Cuban-Swiss co-production, “Barrio Black” and in the documentary “the Route of Rhythm” of the director Harry Belafonte, “Anacaona, 70 years after” director Jorge Aguirre, between other audiovisual materials.
Anacaona is considered “Insigne Women Orchestra of Cuba” and is among the premier groups of Cuban popular music.