Urban Voices: A Cuban Musician Loving Life In Paris


When you think of Cuban music it’s more likely the sounds of salsa than a classical composition. But a musician from Havana is altering that perception.

Ronald Martin Alonso plays the “viol,” a stringed-instrument that appeared in Europe during the Renaissance. Ronald lives in Paris and has just released a solo album. It features pieces from one of France’s most famous viol players from the early 18th century. He's toured extensively through Europe performing his music. At the moment, he’s back in Latin America, touring in Argentina and Brazil.

Armando Guerra

Executive Producer
Ma Jing
Mei Yan
Guo Chun

AMERICAS NOW Executive Producer
Jose Velasquez

Roselena Ramirez
Christian Pena
Joe Zarinko
Qingzhao Sun

Director of Photography
Armando Guerra

Armando Guerra
Marta Varona