Myrta Blanca Silva Oliveras
Arecibo, P.R. 1924 – San Juan, P.R. 1987
Myrta Silva was a musician, singer, composer and producer. She is considered one of the most prominent female figures in the history of Afro-Caribbean music of the 20th Century. Her contribution to popular culture allowed her to widely transcend as a percussionist, singer, composer of sentimental songs, announcer, host, entertainment producer, radio and television commentator and defender of Puerto Rican and Hispanic American art. She was part of Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández Marín’s Victoria Quartet. She was the most selling recording artist between the years of 1947 and 1949 and the first woman to be certified as “Timbalera” by the Union of Musicians of the United States and the Federation of Musicians of Puerto Rico. She was the first singer of the Sonora Matancera, followed by Cecilia Cruz. Her fans lovely called her “La Gorda de Oro”.
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