Wikipedia : This day (August 6, 2005), in Havana, Cuba, died Ibrahim Ferrer, a Cuban singer and musicianmember of the Buena Vista Social Club.
@World Circuit Records : On the strength of this he moved to Havana in 1957, where he worked with the legendary Orquesta Ritmo Oriental and the great Beny Moré – perhaps the most important Cuban musician of the twentieth century – before reuniting with Pacho Alonso to form Los Bocucos, named after a drum used in Santiago carnivals.
@allmusic : With the release of the Grammy-winning album Buena Vista Social Club and an acclaimed documentary of the same name, Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer vaulted from obscurity and poverty to international fame in the twilight of his life.
@last.fm : Over the next few years, Ferrer would perform with many musical groups, including Conjunto Sorpresa and Orquesta Chepin-Choven. With Alonso, Ferrer primarily performed guarachas, sones and other sorts of up-tempo songs. However, he yearned to sing boleros
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