Teté Caturla

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Teté Caturla, Barbarito Torres and Johannes Bonat Garcia

Regla Teresa García Rodríguez (born October 13, 1937), known as Teté Caturla, is a Cuban singer who directed the vocal group Cuarteto d'Aida. She is the daughter of Alejandro García Caturla, one of the most important Cuban composers of the 1920s and 1930s.[1]

Caturla was born on October 13, 1937, in Remedios, Villa Clara Province, Cuba. As a young woman she made her debut for Orquesta Anacaona, and in 1963 she joined Cuarteto d'Aida. Both of these were all-female groups. After Aida Diestro, the founder of the quartet, died in 1973, Teté led them, and they toured Panamá (1978), Grenada (1979), México (1983), Spain (1984), Angola (1986) and Finland (1987). More recently she toured Argentina, France, Japan, Greece and the United States.[2]

After her retirement from the quartet, she formed the group Rumba Tere for young musicians recently graduated from their schools of music. Her work has always been in the traditional popular music of Cuba. In 2003 the CD Llegó Teté (Bis Music) was highly successful.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Leymarie, Isabelle (2002). Cuban fire: the story of salsa and Latin jazz. Continuum, New York. p. 152
  2. ^ Giro, Radamés (2007). Diccionario enciclopédico de la música en Cuba, Vol. 2. La Habana. p. 226.