Omara Portuondo – La Gran De Este Mundo

This day (October 29, 1930), in Havana, Cuba, is born Omara Portuondo Peláez, a Cuban singer and dancer.

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Wikipedia : This day (October 29, 1930), in Havana, Cuba, is born Omara Portuondo Peláez, a Cuban singer and dancer.

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@Facebook : The daughter of a well-to-do family and a mother of Spanish descent, she relinquished everything to marry a handsome black member of the Cuban national baseball team – a fact that she kept secret since mixed marriages were frowned upon in Cuba at that time – Omara’s first encounter with music was at a very early age.

@last.fm : Portuondo was born in October 1930 in Havana, one of three sisters; her mother came from a wealthy Spanish family, and had created a scandal by running off with and marrying a black professional baseball player. Omara started her career in 1945 as a dancer at Havana’s Tropicana Club (following her older sister, Haydee).

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