Lecuona was born in Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba. He started studying piano at an early age, under his sister Ernestina Lecuona, a famed composer in her own right. As a child prodigy, he composed his first song at the age of 11. He later studied at the Peyrellade Conservatoire under Antonio Saavedra and the famous Joaquin Nin. Lecuona graduated from the National Conservatory of Havana with a Gold Medal for interpretation when he was sixteen.
Bola de Nieve (Ignacio Villa) He was born in Guanabacoa, Havana and died in Mexico..He was a wonderful composer, pianist and singer. He become a myth of cuban music. He is best remembered for his songs "Ay Amor", "Si me pudieras querer" , "Drume Mobila (cancion de cuna africana) etc. He sang in english, spanish, french, portuguese and even catalan languages. "Orgullo de Cuba"