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Alejo Carpentier
December 26, 1904 - April 24, 1980
Nationality: Cuban
Category: Novelist

Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.


I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.


I studied harmony and composition in a very spontaneous manner.


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