Author of classics such as “Yolanda”, the artist has released more than 40 albums throughout his career and won, among others, the National Award for Music from Cuba and the Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence
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Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist Pablo Milanés has died (EFE)
Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés died Tuesday in Madrid at the age of 77. The news was confirmed by the singer's artistic office on Facebook.
“With great pain and sadness, we regret to inform that the maestro Pablo Milanés< /b>He passed away this morning of November 22 in Madrid. We are deeply grateful for all the expressions of affection and support, to all his family and friends, in these difficult times. May he rest in the love and peace that he has always transmitted. He will remain in our memory forever”, the statement read.
The musician had been hospitalized for several weeks with an inflammation of the gallbladder and an infection in the kidney disease, which forced him to cancel several concerts.
Milanés, one of the most recognized voices in Cuban music, was the founder and creator of the sound of Nuva Trova along with other renowned artists such as Silvio Rodríguez and Noel Nicola.
< p class="paragraph">Author of classics such as “Yolanda”, Milanés has released more than 40 albums throughout his career and won, among others, the Cuban National Music Award and the Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence.
Milanés, one of the most recognized voices in Cuban music, was the founder and architect of the Nueva Trova sound along with other renowned artists such as Silvio Rodríguez and Noel Nicola. (REUTERS)
The singer-songwriter was hospitalized in Madrid due to “the effects of a series of recurring infectionsthat in the last three months have been affecting his state of health,” according to a statement.
”This clinical situation – the note indicated – is secondary to an oncohematological disease that he has suffered for several years and which required him to settle in Madrid at the end of 2017 to receive treatment”.
The author of songs like “Para vivir” or “Yolanda” was scheduled to perform on November 30 in Mexico City and on December 5 in Santo Domingo . Also, according to his official website, on his agenda was a performance in the Spanish city of Pamplona .
The singer-songwriter was hospitalized in Madrid due to “the effects of a series of recurring infections that in the last three months have been affecting his state of health,” according to a statement. (AP)
Pablo Milanés had already canceled the concert he had planned in the Dominican capital last September.
The artist was very critical of the political situation that his country is going through, last year he described as “irresponsible and absurd blame and repress a people who have sacrificed and given everything for decades to sustain a regime that in the end what he does is imprison him,” wrote Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés in a crude Facebook post.
The artist stated that trusts “in the Cuban people to find the best possible system of coexistence and prosperity, withfull freedoms, without repression and without hunger”, this in the context of the protests that were strongly repressed in various cities on the island.
The artist was very critical of the political situation his country is going through, last year he described it as “irresponsible and absurd to blame and repress a people who have sacrificed themselves and have given everything for decades to sustain a regime that in the end what it does is to imprison him”. (REUTERS)
For Milanés, “the youth, who with the help of all Cubans, should be and will be the engine of change”.
“ In 1992 I was convinced that the Cuban system had definitely failed and I denounced it. Now I reiterate my pronouncements”, he declared, definitively breaking with the Castro dictatorship, at that time.
The crude analysis of Milanés arrived after hundreds of arrests of protesters, dissidents, artists and journalists on the island due to the historic demonstrations of July 11< /b> last year, when thousands of Cubans took to the streets across the island to demand the end of the dictatorship.
(With information from EFE)