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Songwriter Pablo Milanes Has Died At 79

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Pablo Milanes

Pablo Milanes

#Pablo Milanes, a well-known #Cuban singer #songwriter, and #guitarist passed away early on Tuesday in #Spain, where he had recently been hospitalized, according to his agent. He was 79. “It is with great pain and sadness that we inform you that the maestro Pablo Milanes died this morning, November 22, in #Madrid,” his agency said on the singer’s official #Facebook page.

Cuba’s Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz wrote on Twitter that Milanes’ demise was being mourned by Cuban culture. The songwriter of songs like “Yolanda” and “Breve Espacio,” who had been living in Madrid since 2017, had been admitted to a hospital for treatment. On November 11, his office reported that he was “stable” and receiving treatment for a number of recurring infections that had been harming his health recently.

As a leader of the Nueva Trova musical style, the musician acquired not just fame on the island but also fame abroad after the Cuban revolution of 1959. Artists from a number of musical genres in Latin America, as well as in Spain, Portugal, and Puerto Rico, inspired him and had an impact on him.

Milanes was forced to postpone his farewell performances that were scheduled for later this month in Spain and the Dominican Republic. But in June, he returned to Havana for the last time after a three-year absence, where the Cuban musician Pablito performed in front of 10,000 admirers in an emotional performance. Milanes, who was born on February 24, 1943, in Bayamo, in eastern Cuba, initially supported the revolution until eventually moving away.

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