Thursday, August 11, 2005

Ibrahim Ferrer 1927-2005

Ibrahim Ferrer, internationally known singer and composer has passed away at the age of 78. Mr Ferrer had been a first rate entertainer for many years in his native Cuba but he was able to reach a world-wide audience rather late in life when Ry Cooder produced an album and later a film "Buena Vista Social Club" which showcased the talents of veteran Cuban performers. These musicians have performed all over the world to large appreciative audiences. Although they performed in parts of the United States they were prohibited from performing in the Miami area where dates were cancelled due to the fact that they refused to defect from Cuba.

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