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Alejo Carpentier

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I studied harmony and composition in a very spontaneous manner.


— Alejo Carpentier


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Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.


— Alejo Carpentier


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Although abroad Carpentier still maintained contact with Cuba by sending articles and poems to contribute to Havana publications such as Ensayos Convergentes. They helped to organize the Cuban premiere of popular orchestral music of the era Conciertos de música nueva (Concerts of New Music) featuring composers such as Stravinsky Milhaud Ravel Malipiero Poulenc and Eric Satie. The first issue appeared on March 15 1927; it lasted until September 15 1930 and became the "voice of the vanguard" and the primary voice of expression of the Cuban movement.

Carpentier died in Paris in 1980 and was buried in Havana's Colon Cemetery with other Cuban political and artistic luminaries. Carpentier's writing style integrated the resurgent Baroque style or New World Baroque style that Latin American artists adopted from the European model and assimilated to the Latin American artistic vision. Alejo Carpentier y Valmont (December 26 1904 – April 24 1980) was a Cuban novelist essayist and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period.

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