Cienfuegos, Cuba

The indigenous people of Cuba, the Taino, were the first settlers in this area. Later the area was called Cacicazgo de Jagua by the early Spanish conquistadors. While a direct translation is difficult it essentially means chief of the Jagua, which is a native tree to the area. Eventually the area was settled by the French […]

Benny More Cuban Singer

Benny Moré

Prado Promenade Cienfuegos, Cuba Benny Moré (Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez, 24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963), or Benny, was a Cuban singer. He is often thought of as the greatest Cuban popular singer of all time. He was musical, and had a fluid tenor voice which he colored and phrased with great expressivity. Moré […]