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A meeting with Tomasita Quiala

Gloria Machado León 31 enero, 2017

The Social House of UNEAC invites to participate next Friday February 3erd at 4:00 pm in the peasant music peasant Tomasita Canta, led by the simpar repentista Tomasita Quiala.

The space was inaugurated last January 6th and will take place every first Friday of each month. In that first edition he had as a guest the musician and singer Felix Doble Ponce. The attendees were able to enjoy the charisma and versatility of the hostess, who transited with ease from the guajiro point to the bolero, from the bolero to the song and from the dramatic to the humorous.

Several are the pseudonyms that have identified her in her artistic life, because in addition to Queen of Repentismo, smiling recalls that of Alondra de la Lisa, where she resided and began to improvise; Arrow of Thought, as it was baptized by the Las Tunas, and the Bride of the Canary Islands, as the inhabitants of these islands say.

For more than three decades he has successfully faced Cuban and other repentistas, as well as being recognized by personalities such as Jesús Orta Ruiz, Indio Naborí, and Alexis Díaz Pimienta. His presentation on radio and television, and his frequent performances in the national day Cucalambeana, Open Tribunes and other events, in addition to attending numerous chanting, have earned him the great popularity he enjoys today.

Ambassador of Cuban music, among her many anecdotes recalls the stay in Argentina to intervene in a festival, where she refused to sing until the Cuban national ensign was not hoisted along with the others.


Original text by on Jan 31st, 2017



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