Santiago de Cuba

What is Santiago de Cuba known for?


early military

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba result Government victory; rebels forced into retreat death_date 1947 death_place Santiago de Cuba, Guatemala nationality Wikipedia:Santiago de Cuba Commons:Category:Santiago de Cuba


extensive art

thumb Barbershop in Santiago de Cuba (File:Barbershop in Santiago de Cuba - Cuba.jpg) thumb left The tomb of Compay Segundo (File:Santiago de Cuba, Compay Segundo tomb.jpg) Santiago de Cuba was the hometown of poet José María Heredia. It houses a museum that displays the extensive art collection of the Bacardí (Emilio Bacardi) family. Santiago de Cuba is well known for its cultural life. Some of Cuba's most famous musicians, including Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Eliades Ochoa (all of whom participated in the Buena Vista Social Club) and trova composer Ñico Saquito (Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz) were born in the city or in one of the villages surrounding it. They have contributed to the typical, country-like music of the city. Furthermore, Santiago de Cuba is well known for its traditional dances, most notably son (Son (music)), from which salsa (Salsa (dance)) has been derived, and guaguancó, which is accompanied by percussion music only. The city is also well known for its Carnival, which is strangely enough celebrated in July. During Carnival, traditional conga (Conga (music)) music is played in the streets on a traditional pentatonic trumpet, called the trompeta china. thumb Children Playing Chess on the Street - Santiago de Cuba (File:Children Playing Chess on the Street - Santiago de Cuba - Cuba.jpg) A relatively high number of residents of the city adhere to Afro-Cuban religions, most notably santería. The city hosts an important community of descendants from Haitian immigrants from the 19th century. Some aspects of the religious "vodún (Haitian Voodoo)" heritage of the city can be traced back to this community. In the city there are multiple architectural styles, from Baroque to neoclassical (Neoclassical architecture). Of special interest are the wooded parks, the steep streets, colonial buildings with huge windows and crowded balconies. Preserved historical treasures include the first home in the Americas, the first cathedral in Cuba, the first copper mine opened in the Americas and the first Cuban museum. World Heritage Site The local citadel of San Pedro de la Roca (Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca) is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles" World Heritage Site World Heritage Biosphere Reserve The Baconao Park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve List in 1987. Heritage Biosphere Reserve Site Geography Santiago de Cuba is located in the southeast of the island at coordinates 20 ° 01'17 .42 "N 75 ° 49'45 .75" O, some Wikipedia:Santiago de Cuba Commons:Category:Santiago de Cuba


high political

if Mexico declares war on the United States. The Governor of Cuba, Diego Velázquez, was so impressed with Cortés that he secured a high political position for him in the colony. He became secretary for Governor Velázquez. Cortés was twice appointed municipal magistrate (''alcalde'') of Santiago (Santiago de Cuba). In Cuba, Cortés became a man of substance with a ''encomienda'' to provide Indian labor for his mines and cattle. This new position of power also made him the new source of leadership, which opposing forces in the colony could then turn to. In 1514, Cortés led a group which demanded that more Indians be assigned to the settlers. Natural children of Hernán Cortés *''doña'' Catalina Pizarro, born between 1514 and 1515 in Santiago de Cuba or maybe later in Nueva España, daughter of ''doña'' Leonor Pizarro, perhaps relative of Cortés. *''don'' Martín Cortés (Martín Cortés (son of doña Marina)), born in Coyoacán in 1522, son of ''doña'' Marina (La Malinche), called the ''First Mestizo''; about him was written ''The New World of Martín Cortés''; married ''doña'' Bernaldina de Porras and had two children: *1890 – Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state. *1898 – Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago (Santiago de Cuba), Cuba. *1913 – Confederate (Confederate States of America) veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact (American Civil War reenactment) Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union (Union (American Civil War)) survivors. * Wikipedia:Santiago de Cuba Commons:Category:Santiago de Cuba


low speed

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close attention

real menace" to the fleet blockading Santiago (Santiago de Cuba); and pushed for the acquisition of torpedo boats and torpedo boat destroyers. As President (President of the United States), Theodore Roosevelt continued to pay close attention to naval affairs, including


television film

and by the southern section of the A1 motorway (Autopista A1 (Cuba)), largely unbuilt, that will link it with Havana as for the final project. Schools The main tertiary education institution is the University of Santiago de Cuba (''Universidad de Oriente - Santiago de Cuba'', UO). Natives and residents *Desi Arnaz - television film actor, producer and bandleader *Emilio Bacardí - industrialist and philanthropist *Orestes Destrade - professional baseball player * Emilio Estefan

- music producer and husband of singer Gloria Estefan *Ibrahim Ferrer - musician *Sindo Garay - musician *José María Heredia y Heredia - poet *Pancho Herrera- professional baseball player *Alberto Juantorena - Olympic gold medallist, 1976 Olympics (1976 Summer Olympics) *Faizon Love - television film actor, comedian *Konnan - professional wrestler *Olga Guillot - singer *La Lupe - salsa singer *Antonio Maceo Grajales - independence hero * Rita


amp physical

Contramaestre , Mayarí Arriba (Mayarí Arriba, Cuba), San Luis (San Luis, Santiago de Cuba) and Songo-la Maya (La Maya, Cuba). After the war, Alemán served as Governor and Senator for the province of Las Villas, as Minister of Education, and as Ambassador to Mexico. He fought for equal civil rights for all Cubans. He founded the first Agricultural schools, the first institutes of Commerce, the first Sports & Physical Education Institute, and the School of Fine Arts at Santiago


family tradition

and take up permanent residence in Puerto Plata. While in Cuba, Don Andrés acquired expertise in the making of rum, and based on that experience he founded Brugal & Co. in Puerto Plata, the company produces several different kinds of rum. After introducing its dark rum into the market in 1888. It would mark the beginning of a long family tradition. Don Andrés, unknowingly, would become the forebearer of entrepreneurial leadership in Dominican society. In 1920 the company's first warehouses were


music arts

Latin American music, arts and culture to Europe." Tumi music. Home page. Retrieved 23 March 2007. Akiyama’s tour of duty coincided with the start of the Spanish-American War, and he joined the American fleet as a foreign military observer. He was able to watch American forces capture Santiago de Cuba in June 1898, and the blockade of Havana harbor in July. Akiyama


important community

. The city hosts an important community of descendants from Haitian immigrants from the 19th century. Some aspects of the religious "vodún (Haitian Voodoo)" heritage of the city can be traced back to this community. In the city there are multiple architectural styles, from Baroque to neoclassical (Neoclassical architecture). Of special interest are the wooded parks, the steep streets, colonial buildings with huge windows and crowded balconies. Preserved historical treasures

Santiago de Cuba

'''Santiago de Cuba''' is the second largest city of Cuba and capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in the south-eastern area of the island, some south-east of the Cuban capital of Havana.

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Historically Santiago de Cuba has long been the second most important city on the island after Havana, and still remains the second largest. It is on a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and is an important sea port. In 2004 the city of Santiago de Cuba had a population of about 509,143 people. Cuba demographics

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