Grammy award-winning Cuban musician Pablo Milanés has died on the age of 79.
In line with his representatives, Milanés was hopitalised in Madrid after falling in poor health within the Spanish capital. He had been present process therapy for most cancers.
Milanés was a founding father of Neuva Trova, an rising style of music from the 60s simply after the Cuban revolution of 1959. Impressed by protest songs from America (civil rights motion), Neuva Trova integrates storytelling to inform tales of social issues.
In consequence, he was lauded as a cultural icon throughout Fidel Castro’s reign – incorporating politics into his music, alongside musicians Silvio Rodriguez and Noel Nicola.
Though he supported the revolution, he was typically topic to harassment from authorities in Castro’s early years of presidency, as ‘various’ method of expression was extremely suspect.
In his early years, Milanés started his profession singing on native radio and tv contests. After his household moved to Havana, he went on to briefly research at Havana’s Musical Conservatory within the Nineteen Fifties.
Attributable to his deteriorating well being, he was pressured to cancel live shows in early November.
He was finest identified for songs equivalent to ‘Yolanda‘, ‘Yo Me Quedo (I’m Staying)‘ and ‘Amo Esta Isla (I Love This Island)‘.
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