Septeto Nacional (National Septet), or the Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro, is a Cuban group credited with expanding the Son musical style before Arsenio Rodríguez. It added the trumpet to percussion, vocals, and strings. The group started as a sextet in 1927 in Central Havana. In 1929 it played at the World Exposition in Sevilla, and in 1933, it was invited to the "Century of Progress" World Exposition in Chicago. In the same year, Lázaro Herrera took over the group when Ignacio Piñeiro left it for financial reasons - despite their success the musicians earned very little. The group disbanded in 1937 but resumed playing for a recording session in 1940 and a television appearance in 1954. After the Cuban revolution of 1959, the group played again and is still playing. Its CD Poetas del Son was nominated for a grammy in 2004.
Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1927
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group
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Recordings (Results 26-28 of 28 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||HV32990||10-in.||June 1930||Suavecito||Ignacio Piñeiro ; Septeto Nacional||Vocal and instrumental septet||Musical group|
|Brunswick||HV32991||10-in.||June 1930||Quémala||Ignacio Piñeiro ; Septeto Nacional||Vocal and instrumental septet||Musical group|
|Brunswick||HV32992||10-in.||June 1930||Incitadora región||Ignacio Piñeiro ; Septeto Nacional||Vocal and instrumental septet||Musical group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Septeto Nacional," accessed December 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110801.
Septeto Nacional. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110801.
"Septeto Nacional." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 December 2023.
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