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(gwē`nās), city (1994 est. pop. 46,000), Mayabeque prov., W Cuba. It is located in one of the island's most heavily farmed areas. Güines was founded in 1737 as the commercial and financial center of the rich surrounding farm region.
Many of the performers are band leaders themselves, with percussionist Tata Guines being active since the 1950s and Calixto Oviedo working with Adalberto Alvarez, Arturo Sandoval and NG La Banda, some of Cuba's hottest acts.
Botanical gardens were planted in Manila and Mexico City, and in Cuba a commission destined to draw plans for the canal of Los Guines was also assigned to examine the vegetable production of the island.