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The Latin American musical avant-gardes.

The musical avant-gardes, both European and Latin American, have been widely studied by Musicology. However, the concept of musical avant-garde in Latin America is still highly debated, and many composers and their works still remain unexplored or little visible.

This article aims to review the concept of Cuban musical avant-garde through the ideas and thoughts of its main composers, especially the figure of Harold Gramatges Leyte-Vidal (Santiago de Cuba, 1918 - Havana, 2008). In this sense, a broader definition of the term is also proposed, and to achieve this I rely on the definition of ‘situated avant-garde’ proposed by the Argentine musicologist María Gabriela Guembe.

The Cuban musical avant-garde of the 60s. The composer Harold Gramatges.

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