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La Familia Valera Miranda

Félix Valera Miranda (b. 26 Feb 1939, Todas las Tunas, Cuba; business lead vocal, electric guitar), Carmen Rosa Alarcón Ganboa (b. 30 August 1944, Todas las Tunas, Cuba; maracas, support vocals), Rádames González Brugal (b. 14 Oct 1942, Un Caney, Cuba; vocals, cuatro, tres, clave), Enrique Valera Alarcón (b. 2 January 1966, Santiago, Cuba; cuatro, clave, support vocals), Raúl Félix Valera Alarcón (b. 31 Dec 1968, Santiago, Cuba; dual bass, support vocals), Ernesto Valera Alarcón (b. 20 July 1970, Santiago, Cuba; bongos, sencerro, support vocals). A family group of musicians from your Oriente area of Cuba, Familia Valera Miranda comprise dad Félix (the group’s innovator), his wife and sons, plus his sibling Rádames. They play a mid-tempo type of ‘child’, Cuba’s traditional musical design, called ‘Cauto child’. A nonprofessional ensemble who just performed in the celebrations of family members and good friends, they documented their worldwide debut, Music From Oriente De Cuba: The Child, at Salo Dolores, Santiago de Cuba in Apr 1994. It presented an array of traditional ‘child’ requirements (some by users from the Valera Miranda family members and others by well-known composers, including Compay Segundo), which predated the revival appealing in the music which arose following the success from the Buena Vista Sociable Club 3 years later on. Cana Quema and Cuba: La Familia Valera Miranda both presented songs in the original Cuban design performed using the organizations customary easy-going golf swing. Cuba: The Trova presented Félix Valera Miranda alongside vocalist Joel Diez and Francisco Sablon within the ‘laud’ (Cuban 12-string acoustic guitar), playing an additional collection of Cuban classics, this time around in the ‘trovador’ design, i.e. without percussion.

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