Orquesta Aragón was founded in 1939 by Orestes Aragón in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Their characteristic sound is traditional Cuban son, based on a foundation of rhythm guitar and double bass, and expanded with violin, and flute.
After 80 years, it is now the third generation of musicians who continue to make their mark with the mother of the Cuban charangas. The group's discography includes more than 100 records. UNESCO awarded the Pablo Picasso Medal and declared Orquesta Aragón a World Heritage Site in 2005. With more than eight decades since its founding, the orchestra maintains its active work and preserves its stamp by incorporating new ingredients that fit this time.
In 2020 and 2021, their albums "Icono" and "Chachachá: Homenaje a lo Tradicional" were crowned "Best Traditional Tropical Album" at the Latin Grammy Awards.