Tony Ávila (CUB)Cuban (Nova) Trova is a distinctive style of popular contemporary songs. Cantautor (‘singer-songwriter’) Tony Ávila is one of the movement’s best-loved, most internationally renowned representatives. His favoured musical rhythm is the fast-tempo guaracha although his music also embraces other styles. He sings about what vexes everybody, you know, the everyday, love and life’s knotty why? questions. Lyrically his words regularly call for thought, all while maintaining Creole grace and pivot.