Punto: Music from Cuba

Real Cuban farmer at a tobacco plantation in Pinar del Rio province, Cuba - tobacco growing region of Cuba with its famous red soil

Punto is the poetry and music of Cuban farmers. Throughout history, this music has typically been practiced in the countryside. Punto is an essential part of Cuban culture. The music and lyrics promote dialogue and express the feelings and values of the farmers and, in general, Cuban communities and neighborhoods.

Read more and watch the short documentary video about this musical style:

https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/punto-01297

Actividades:

  • The video starts with a short recap of Cuba’s history. What were the two first names of the island?
  • What are the main musical instruments used in Punto, according to the video?

After watching the video, do you think that young people and kids are learning Punto? Why or why not?

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