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Conjunto Chappottín is a Cuban Son band from Havana under the direction of the trumpet player, arranger and musical director Jesus Angel Chappotín Coto and the percussionist and singer Miguel Cuni jr.. The group is one of the traditional Son bands in Cuba with more than 50 years of experience.
The founding of the band dates back to the 1940s. Its founder Arsenio Rodríguez was one the country's most renowned band leader with major influences on the Latin jazz and Salsa music of the next decades. With his Conjunto he was the first to add reed and brass instruments to a Latin band at that time. When Arsenio Rodríguez left Cuba in 1950 to undergo an ophthalmological intervention in New York to treat his eye disease, he handed the musical direction over to his first trumpet player, Felix Chappottín. The band was renamed "Felix Chappottín y su Conjunto todos estrellas". Felix Chappottín directed the band successfully until the year of his death in 1983. From 1983 until the 1990s his son Angel Chappottín Valdes was musical director. Since then the grandson of Felix Chappottín Jesus Angel Chappottín Coto has directed the "Conjunto Chappottín" together Miguelito Cuni jr., singer, percussionist. Miguelito Cuni is the son of the former lead singer Miguel Cuni.
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