Maria Teresa Vera Biography, Age, Death, Career, Facts

Maria Teresa Vera was a Cuban root singer, guitarist and composer who is regarded as the Best Female Trova singer of all time. Maria was born on 6th February 1895 in Guanajay, Havana and from her young age became a member of bohemian trova musician community. Vera began to sing in 1911 at a theater for a tribute to an actor. She attends the great trovador Manuel Corona who advises her and gives her guitar lessons. She sings in Carlos Godínez’s Grupo Típico.

Maria Teresa Vera Career:

Vera met Ignacio Piñeiro and gave him coaching to play the double bass. Follower of the Afro-Cuban religion, she decided to become Santa and leaves the world of music. Absent from the stages and studios until 1936, she reappeared in a Radio Salas program with a cuarteto (quartet) composed of Justa Garcia, Dominica Verges and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo. But the cuarteto disappears after the radio show.

Only then did Hierrezuelo accompany him in a duet which thus lasted more than twenty-five years, during which María Teresa Vera asserted herself as one of the very first voices of Trova. Its most striking composition, Veinte años, is taken up by the greatest Cuban performers. In the mid-1950s, she appeared on television on the historic show El Casino de la Algeria. Tributes to Maria Teresa Vera follow one another but in the early 1960s her health deteriorated and she died in 1965.

Maria Teresa Vera Biography

Real Name Maria Teresa Vera
Birth Date February 6, 1895
Age 70 years (age at death)
Death December 17, 1965
Birth Place Guanajay, Cuba
Nationality Cuban
Profession singer-songwriter, guitarist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Maria Teresa Vera Height, Weight and Body Measurement

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Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim
Sexual Orientation Straight


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Father Joaquín Vera Olazabal
Mother N/A
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Relationship Status

What was Paul Carcaterra marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce) Married
How many children did Paul Carcaterra have? (name) Four (Josefa Abella Vera, Alfonso Abella Vera, Manuel Abella Vera, Guillermo Abella Vera)
Who was Paul Carcaterra husband? (name) Manuel Abella Fuertes


  • Tell me you love me, 1937
  • I only think of you, 1942


  • San Juan, 1930


  • This time it was time to lose, 1914
  • text: Emma Núñez Valdivia ; Face to face , 1939
  • text: González Ramos.


  • Virgin of Copper, 1922
  • You can’t understand, 1930
  • text: Guillermina Aramburo; Your voice and I want you to know, 1930,
  • texts: Emma Núñez Valdivia; Finally and you will remember me, 1930
  • I can’t love you anymore, 1934
  • text: Guillermina Aramburo; You don’t know how to love me, because I feel sad and I want you to love me, 1935
  • texts: Guillermina Aramburo; My Revenge, My Anguish and The Last is the Best, 1941
  • texts: Emma Núñez Valdivia; With my mother always and My sentence, 1942
  • texts: Emma Núñez Valdivia; I already met you, 1943
  • Suffer and wait, I say goodbye, 1957
  • I don’t love you anymore, 1957

Trivia: Important Facts about Maria Teresa Vera:

  • Maria is considered as the all-time greatest Trova singer.
  • She belonged to the slave’s community and after independence war in Spain, they moved to Cuba.
  • Maria was said to be the one who laid the foundation of Cuban music across the world.
  • In 1911, she commenced her journey of singing and sang for the first time in order to provide tribute to an actor.
  • Vera died at the age 70 and recorded about 200 songs while played more than a thousand songs in her musical journey.
  • Today Goolge Doodle is featuring her and said ”Her lifetime accomplishments in music have a lasting impact and inspired a tribute album, “A María Teresa Vera” (“For María Teresa Vera”), a collection of songs recorded to celebrate her 100th birthday.”

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