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...Blinded at age seven by a kick of a horse, el ciego maravilloso (the marvellous blind) was born Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull in Cuba on August 31, 1911, but is more popularly known as Arsenio Rodríguez. Despite his blindness, Rodríguez...

Beny Moré

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...Leader of Banda Gigante, Beny Moré’s tenor voice defined, for many, Cuban popular music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Moré was born in Lajas in 1919; his great-great grandfather was rumored to be the son of a Congolese king who was enslaved...

Joe Arroyo

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...The Colombian singer Joe Arroyo began singing in his working-class community but eventually rose to become one of the best-known interpreters of Caribbean music in his nation. Born in 1955 in the northern state of Bolivar, Arroyo began...

Gilberto Gil

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...Though Gilberto Gil began as a bossa nova musician, his career saw him play a pivotal role in the development of post-bossa nova urban musical genres and he would link them with political activism. Born in 1942 in Salvador, Brazil...
...In being one of the first composers to adapt Colombian traditional idioms for an orchestra, Lucho Bermúdez changed the musical culture of Latin America. Born in the department of Bolivar in 1912, Bermúdez studied music in Santa Marta and,...
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...The Mexican songwriter Agustín Lara enriched the nation’s filmic Golden Age with a large array of songs in myriad styles. Born in Mexico City in 1897, Lara first came into contact with music while living with an aunt following the death...
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...Aldemaro Romero was born the son of a musician on March 12, 1928, in Valençia, Venezuela. Romero’s father earned a living by playing and conducting music for bands in Venezuela’s rural lands. By the age of nine, Romero could play the guitar...
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...Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso is a Brazilian pop musician, author, and political activist. Born on August 7, 1942, in Santo Amaro da Purificacao, Brazil, Veloso is one of seven children. One of his sisters, Maria Bethânia, considered...

Celia Cruz

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...The Cuban-American singer Celia Cruz rose, during the mid-twentieth century, to become one of the most important and dynamic performers of Latin American music. Born in Havana in 1925, Cruz came from a large working-class family. Her...
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...Roberto “Bobby” Valentín, born on June 9, 1941, in Puerto Rico, is considered to be “El Rey del Bajo”—the “king of the bass”—and a contemporary figure in the salsa genre. Inspired and subsequently taught by his father, Valentín started...