Moraima Secada

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Moraima Secada
Born (1930-09-10)September 10, 1930
Santa Clara, Cuba
Died December 30, 1984(1984-12-30) (aged 54)
Havana, Cuba

Moraima Secada (born María Micaela Secada Ramos (10 September[1] 1930 – 30 December 1984),[2] known to her admirers as La Mora (the moor), was a temperamental singer who created a special style of interpretation within the Cuban music genre of filin (feeling).

She started her career in the 1950s and was a member of the first female orchestra of America Anacaona, which made many international tours. She was also in the vocal groups Cuarteto Los Meme and Cuarteto D'Aida.[3] She died of liver disease in Havana. She was the aunt of the singer Jon Secada.


  1. ^ Orovio, Helio 1981. Diccionario de la música cubana, p386, gives 10th as day of birth.
  2. ^ Giro Radamés 2007. Diccionario enciclopédico de la música en Cuba. La Habana. vol 4, 140.
  3. ^ Martínez Rodríguez, Raul 1989.Moraima Secada: 1930–1984. La Habana.