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Sonora Matancera

La Sonora Matancera is a Cuban/Afro-Cuban band that played Latin American urban popular dance music. Founded in 1924 and led for more than five decades by guitarist, vocalist, composer, and producer Rogelio Martínez, musicologists consider it an icon of this type of music. Notable singers to have sung with the band include Bienvenido Granda, Daniel Santos, Myrta Silva, and Celia Cruz.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 12th, 1924, Died May 13th, 2001

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Later known as Estudiantina Sonora Matancera.

See Also: Estudiantina Sonora Matancera

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor XVE-56687 10-in. 2/17/1930 Linda Esther Sonora Matancera Instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor XVE-273 10-in. 1/30/1928 A mi Cuba Sonora Matancera Vocal and instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor XVE-274 10-in. 1/30/1928 No te equivoques conmigo Sonora Matancera Vocal and instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor XVE-325 10-in. 2/9/1928 De oriente a occidente Sonora Matancera Vocal and instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor XVE-326 10-in. 2/9/1928 Matanzas es la Tierra de Fuego Sonora Matancera Vocal and instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-414 10-in. before 9/13/1950 Fiesta brava Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-415 10-in. before 9/12/1950 El demonio en el batey Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-416 10-in. before 6/23/1950 Panamán tombe Daniel Santos ; Sonora Matancera Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-417 10-in. before 6/23/1950 Carolina Caro Daniel Santos ; Sonora Matancera Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-422 10-in. before 9/13/1950 Señalada Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-423 10-in. before 9/12/1950 ¡Qué humanidad! Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-424 10-in. before 5/15/1950 El entierre de Francisco Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Decca CP 281 10-in. approximately 1947 Dos gardenias Daniel Santos Musical group  
Decca CP 365 10-in. approximately 1947 El ajiaco Daniel Santos Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sonora Matancera," accessed April 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344603.

Sonora Matancera. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344603.

"Sonora Matancera." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344603

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