Panart

1943 - ?

Panart Records was the first Cuban record label. It was founded in 1943 by Ramon Sabat, a musician and engineer who set up his studio in an old colonial house bordering Havana's downtown shopping district.

Their offices were at San Miguel 410, between Campanario and Lealtad in Havana, with the factory where they manufactured the discs outside of the city.

He named his new label Panart - short for Pan-American Art. The most common label is rich blue.

But the orange label with a different more block letter font for the logo is also fairly common on the 78 rpm discs.


 

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  • Panart-2529-B
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