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Saturday, February 19, 2011
The song which identifies Cubans most is definitely La Guantanamera. The song is based on Simple Verses, a poem written by Jose Martí, who continues to impact Cubans and others alike, through his positive mark left in both literature and in history.
La Guantanamera, as we know it today, was written by Julián Orbón, who combined Joseito Fernandez Diaz's original music with José Martí's lyrics.