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The bolero is declared cultural heritage of the Cuban Nation

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By teleSUR — The bolero as a musical genre was born in the city of Santiago de Cuba in 1883 and spread throughout the entire country, becoming an elegant poetic-musical expression of Cuban songwriting, and “Tristezas” by José “Pepe” Sánchez is known as the first bolero in history. The bolero, a vocal, instrumental and dance genre of the song movement in Cuba, was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation, in…

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