Raimunda Paula Peña Álvarez (June 29, 1912 – July 22, 1965), better known as Paulina Álvarez, was a renowned Cuban singer of danzonetes (sung danzones). She became the leading exponent of the genre during the 1930s, being nicknamed La Emperatriz del Danzonete (The Empress of the Danzonete). Her greatest hit was the song "Rompiendo la rutina", the first danzonete, composed by Aniceto Díaz in 1929. In 1960 she recorded her only LP record.
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Birth and Death Data: Born June 29, 1912 (Cienfuegos), Died July 22, 1965 (Havana)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, director, composer
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-010840||10-in.||6/15/1937||Duerme||Paulina Alvarez ; Orquesta Castillito||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BS-010841||10-in.||6/15/1937||Arrepentido||Paulina Alvarez ; Orquesta Castillito||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BS-010842||10-in.||6/15/1937||Linda guarachera||Orquesta Castillito||Instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BS-010843||10-in.||6/15/1937||Traición||Paulina Alvarez ; Orquesta Castillito||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||director|
|Victor||BS-010844||10-in.||6/15/1937||Zamacayú||Orquesta Castillito||Instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BS-010845||10-in.||6/15/1937||Alegre en el Cañaveral||Paulina Alvarez ; Orquesta Castillito||Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo||director, vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alvarez, Paulina," accessed March 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115809.
Alvarez, Paulina. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115809.
"Alvarez, Paulina." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 March 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Paulina Álvarez
Discogs: Paulina Alvarez
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Álvarez, Paulina, 1912-1965 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2012043984
Wikidata: Paulina Álvarez - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q20683836
MusicBrainz: Paulina Álvarez - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/03a08a6e-1f42-44aa-b328-488ec08add9b
ISNI: 0000 0000 7154 4516 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000071544516
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