Acknowledgments
Thanks to Carmen Valdés, a profoundly analytical
teacher, who revised all the entries, making im-
portant amendments and additions; to the maestro
Vicente González Rubiera (‘‘Guyún’’), who worked
with the original entries, enriching them notably
and providing musicological analysis, as did Ro-
sendo Ruiz Jr.; to María Anonieta Henríquez and the
compañeros of the National Museum of Music under
the direction of Rogelio Marínez Furé, notable re-
searcher of African cultural elements in America; to
the compañeros of the music department of the José
Martí National Library and especially to the depart-
ment’sdirector,TeresitaAlonso;tothemusicologist
María Teresa Linares; to Alberto Muguercia for ex-
amining the path of the Cuban son; to the young
researcher Zoila Gómez; to Ezequiel Rodríguez,
enthusiastic performer of Cuba’s popular music;
to Jorge Antonio González, a specialist in Cuban
theatrical music; to the well-informed Oscar Luis
López; to the Guantánamo musician Rafael Ini-
ciarte; to the poet and folklorist Miguel Barnet;
to Luis Grau, performer of the Cuban trova; to
RaúlMartínezRodríguez,untiringresearcher;tothe
musicologist Cristóbal Díaz Ayala; to the compañeros
ofthemusicsectionoftheWritersandArtistsUnion
of Cuba; to researcher José Piñero; and to Blanquita
Portuondo, secretary of the music section of the
Writers and Artists Union of Cuba, whose efforts
reinforce the union’s true collaborative nature.
The erudite work of Fernando Ortiz was of fun-
damental help in creating the entries on musi-
cal instruments. Raul A. Fernandez, Katherine J.
Hagedorn, Robin Moore, and Sue Steward assisted
greatly in the preparation of the English-language
edition of this volume. The publisher, author, and
translators are grateful for their technical and edi-
torial insight.
Every effort was made to make this new edition of
CubanMusicfromAtoZ as comprehensive as possible.
Almost certainly, however, there are worthy musi-
cians who are not featured here. Any suggestions
for additions, updates, and corrections fo
editions are welcome and should be sent to
Mo Fini
Tumi Music Ltd.
8/9 New Bond Street Place
Bath, BA1 1BH, U.K.
T (44) (0) 1224 464736
F (44) (0) 1225 444870
mofini@tumimusic.com
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