Maria Teresa Vera


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Birth Name: María Teresa Vera
Born: 1895/02/06
Birth Place: Guanajay, Cuba
Died: 1965/12/17
Years Active: 1911–1962
Genres: Trova

María Teresa Vera (Guanajay, February 6, 1895 - Havana, December 17, 1965) was a Cuban singer, guitarist and composer. She was an outstanding example of the Cuban trova movement. She started her career as a singer in 1911 in a theatre where she sang the criolla ''Mercedes'' of Manuel Corona. Her first guitar teacher was the cigar-roller José Díaz. Manuel Corona continued her musical education by explaining such things as the different methods for first and second guitar, and eventually taught her his compositions. That was without question of the greatest benefit to the young girl. She formed a duo with Rafael Zequeira from 1916-1924, when he fell ill and died. They had made over a hundre... Continue Bio >>


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