September 10, 1930|
Santa Clara, Cuba
|Died||December 30, 1984
Moraima Secada (born María Micaela Secada Ramos (Santa Clara, Cuba, 10 September 1930 – Havana, 30 December 1984), 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. She died of liver disease in Havana. She was the aunt of the singer Jon Secada.
- Orovio, Helio 1981. Diccionario de la música cubana, p386, gives 10th as day of birth.
- Giro Radamés 2007. Diccionario enciclopédico de la música en Cuba. La Habana. vol 4, 140.
- Martínez Rodríguez, Raul 1989.Moraima Secada: 1930–1984. La Habana.
- El Varez article (in Spanish)
- Spanish Wikipedia article on Moriama Secada (in Spanish)
- La Jiribilla article(in Spanish)
- Son Cubano article (in Spanish)
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