The origin of Andalusian Guajiras were Cuban Independentist prisoners in Ceuta during the XIXth Century, it seems that they sang very well and several styles emerged. Tangos and Tanguillos (immensely popular in Spain during the XIXth Century) were created by Andalusian blacks in Havana in 1812, "Los palos" are very typical of Cuban music and are believed of African origin, but they might come from Andalusian blacks in Havana (negros curros).
Andalusian blacks in Havana sported typical "faralaes" and Andalusian clothing and a very large "faca" or swicthblade. They practically crafted a large part of Andalusian and Cuban music during the XVIII and XIX centuries. Havana was a "plaza flamenca" until the 50's and Lola Flores and all the most famous bailaoras were as popular as local musicians.
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