life and work
Valdés studied guitar with Francisqueta Vallalta , Leopoldina Núñez and Vicente González and attended courses at the Seminario de Música Popular . In 1955 she wrote her first song Palabras . No es preciso was her first track recorded; Fernando Álvarez sang it in 1957. At the same time Vicentino Valdés recorded the title En la imaginación , the first of a long series of boleros such as Deja que siga sola , Tú dominas and No hagas caso . Her songs were subsequently sung by musicians such as Elena Burke , Bola de Nieve , Doris de la Torre and Cheo Feliciano .
In addition, Valdés also composed several music for theater and published books on folk music in Cuba. She wrote the score for the German-Cuban feature film Preludio 11 . As an interpreter she performed at festivals and concerts a. a. in Spain, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.
The CD Elena Burke canta a Marta Valdés was awarded the Síncopa de Plata . At the National Music Competition of the UNEC in 1985, Valdés received the prize for best incidental music for the music for Joaquín Lorenzo Luaces ' piece El becerro de Oro . In 1986 she received an award at the Festival de Teatro de Camaguey for her music for Federico García Lorca's piece La zapatera prodigiosa . In 2007 she received the National Music Prize for her complete oeuvre.
- Música de Marta Valdés
- Doce Boleros Míos
- Nuestra Canción
- El arreglo para guitarra y voz en la canción popular , 1994
- Cancionero propio , 1995
- Donde vive la música , 2004
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Cuban singer-songwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 6, 1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Havana|