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Teresa “Teté” García Caturla

Remedios, Villa Clara, Cuba

Biography

Born October 13, 1937, in Remedios, Villa Clara Province, Cuba, Regla Teresa García Rodríguez is a singer who directed the vocal group Cuarteto d’Aida. She is the daughter of one of the most important Cuban composers of the 1920s and 1930s, Alejandro García Caturla, and just like her father, her work has always been an important part of the traditional popular music scene of the country.

Better known as Teté Caturla, she made her debut for Orquesta Anacaona when very young, and in 1963 she joined the Cuarteto d’Aida. Both of these were all-female groups. After Aida Diestro, the founder of the quartet, died in 1973, Teté led them, and they toured Panamá, Grenada, México, Spain, Angola and Finland. Later she toured Argentina, France, Japan, Greece and the United States. After her retirement from the quartet, she formed another group called Rumba Tere for recently graduated young musicians.

Hometown

Remedios, Villa Clara, Cuba

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