Septeto Nacional

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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. Septeto Nacional_sentence_0

It added the trumpet to percussion, vocals, and strings. Septeto Nacional_sentence_1

The group started as a sextet in 1927 in Central Havana. Septeto Nacional_sentence_2

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. Septeto Nacional_sentence_3

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. Septeto Nacional_sentence_4

The group disbanded in 1937 but resumed playing for a recording session in 1940 and a television appearance in 1954. Septeto Nacional_sentence_5

After the Cuban revolution of 1959, the group played again and is still playing. Septeto Nacional_sentence_6

Its CD Poetas del Son was nominated for a grammy in 2004. Septeto Nacional_sentence_7

Discography Septeto Nacional_section_0

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  • Sin Rumba No Hay Son (2010)Septeto Nacional_item_0_0
  • Desafiando al DestinoSepteto Nacional_item_0_1
  • Poetas del SonSepteto Nacional_item_0_2
  • Clásicos del SonSepteto Nacional_item_0_3
  • Mas Cuba LibresSepteto Nacional_item_0_4
  • Havana MoodSepteto Nacional_item_0_5
  • Hecho en CubaSepteto Nacional_item_0_6
  • Son SoneandoSepteto Nacional_item_0_7
  • ImperdonablesSepteto Nacional_item_0_8
  • 50 AniversarioSepteto Nacional_item_0_9
  • El Son De AlturaSepteto Nacional_item_0_10
  • Entre Preciosas PalmerasSepteto Nacional_item_0_11
  • ImperdonableSepteto Nacional_item_0_12
  • Lejana CampiñaSepteto Nacional_item_0_13
  • Más Cuba LibresSepteto Nacional_item_0_14
  • Son de la LomaSepteto Nacional_item_0_15
  • Soneros De CubaSepteto Nacional_item_0_16

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Nacional.