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Floral Tributes from Fidel and Raul for Juan Formell

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Floral Tributes from Fidel and Raul for Juan FormellHAVANA, Cuba, May 2 (acn) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Army General Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and President of the councils of State and Ministers, sent floral tributes to eminent musician Juan Formell, the ashes of which were placed at Havana's National Theater.

Miguel Diaz -Canel Bermudez, member of the Politburo and First Vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers, who went to pay tribute to the renowned artist, described Formell as a genuine expression of Cuban nature, who for decades made millions of his compatriots dance.

Fernando Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters, who suffered a long and unfair sentence in the United States, asserted that listening to the music of Formell and his band Los Van Van, when he was allowed to do so in prison, was like receiving a small piece of his beloved land.

Rene Gonzalez, another antiterrorist fighter who is also on the island after serving his sentence, highlighted that Formell represents Cuban culture, its flavor, joy, humor and spirit, which has fed the Cuban people for over 40 years.

Numerous personalities of the various spheres of Cuban society attended the funeral service, which ended at 7:00 p.m., to pay tribute to the talented and beloved artist.

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