Eliades Ochoa – El Guajiro

This day (June 22, 1946), in Songo – La Maya, Cuba, is born Eliades Ochoa, a Cuban guitarist and singer.

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Wikipedia : This day (June 22, 1946), in Songo – La Maya, Cuba, is born Eliades Ochoa, a Cuban guitarist and singer.

@World Circuit : Hailing from the countryside near Santiago in the east of Cuba, his roots are in guajira (Cuban country music) and his trademark cowboy hat and penchant for wearing black have led some to dub him ‘Cuba’s Johnny Cash’.

@allmusic : Cuban vocalist and guitarist Ochoa worked with many groups during his career, including the Septetos Cubanos, Casa de la Troya, and Cuarteto Patria, with which he recorded two albums, 1993’s A Una Coqueta and 1998’s Cubafrica.

@last.fm : In 1978, joined Patria Quartet as director and singer. In 1986, he shared a recording with the luminary Cuban singer Francisco Repilado, well known as Compay Segundo, ‘El Chan Chan’ and in 1989 they made different presentations in Washington, Guadalupe and Dominican Republic.

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Video : w/ Afrocubism – A La Luna Yo Me Voy (2010) . w/Afrocubism – Al Vaivén De Mi Carreta (2010) . A Una Coqueta (2009) . w/ Blof – Hemingway . Lagrimas Negras . w/ Buena Vista Social Club – guitar solo . w/ Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan .

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