According to sources of the Cuban Music Institute
(ICM) his death took place on Monday and he was buried on
Tuesday, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.
The Culture Ministry and the ICM expressed their sorrow at the
loss of this talented creator who, with the Buena Vista Social
Club, obtained a Grammy in 1998 with the work A toda Cuba le
gusta, in the Traditional Music category.
Born in Havana on February 4, 1910, the winner of the Author
Prize granted by the Cuban Agency for Musical Royalty (2010),
made great contributions to Cuban popular music during his
successful career, with boleros, guajiras and guarachas.
In 2003 he received an invitation from the Academy of Music
Sciences and Arts in Spain, for being a finalist in the 7th
Iberian-American edition of the BAR Prizes, with the work De que
parte de España, from the album El balcon del adios.
Among his most notable pieces we find De ti enamorado (1965),
recorded by Carlos Argentino and Oscar De Leon; Nuestro cielo
azul (1945), by Ibrahim Ferrer and Carlos Querol, along with Los
Bocucos; and Como cambian los tiempos (1962), by the Los