Pancho Amat

Francisco Amat Rodríguez (born April 22, 1950), better known as Pancho Amat, is a Cuban musician specialized in the tres. In 1971, he became a founding member of Manguaré, which would become one of the leading ensembles within the nueva trova movement.[1] He later played in Adalberto Álvarez y su Son. Currently, he is the leader of his own group, El Cabildo del Son.

Pancho Amat
Background information
Birth nameFrancisco Amat Rodríguez
Born(1950-04-22)April 22, 1950
Güira de Melena, Cuba
GenresSon cubano, punto cubano, guajira
Years active1971–present
Associated actsManguaré, Adalberto Álvarez

In 2010, he won the National Music Award given by the Cuban Music Institute.[2][3]


  1. Díaz Ayala, Cristóbal. "Entrevista a Pancho Amat" (PDF). Diaz Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection (in Spanish). Florida International University. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  2. "Pancho Amat". April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  3. "Pancho Amat: Premio Nacional de la Música 2010". Cubadebate (in Spanish). December 12, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2018.

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