Famous Cuban Musicians

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Al Jourgensen
(Singer, Music executive, Banjoist, Composer)
Al Jourgensen
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Birthdate: October 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana

Al Jourgensen is a Cuban-American singer, music producer, and musician. He is best known for founding the popular industrial metal band Ministry where he serves as the lyricist and frontman. Over the course of his four-decade-long musical career, Al Jourgensen has collborated with numerous other artists like Iggy Pop and Jello Biafra. He has also influenced numerous other musicians.

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Xavier Cugat
(Conductor, Composer, Jazz musician, Singer, Bandleader)
Xavier Cugat
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Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Girona
Died: October 27, 1990

Xavier Cugat was a Spanish musician and bandleader. He studied classical violin as a child and began working in silent films to support his family. He grew up to become a successful musician and played a leading role in the spread of Latin music. Besides music, he was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. He was married five times. 

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Desmond Child
(Songwriter)
Desmond Child
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Birthdate: October 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
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Rudy Sarzo
(Bassist)
Rudy Sarzo
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Birthdate: November 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana
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La Lupe
(Cuban Soul Singer Known for Her Energetic, Sometimes Controversial Performances)
La Lupe
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Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: February 29, 1992

La Lupe was a Cuban singer best remembered for her energetic and controversial live performances. She had a prolific and successful career throughout the 1960s and 1970s, during which she was one of the most acclaimed Latin singers in the United States. One of La Lupe's recordings was featured in the 1996 American comedy film The Birdcage.

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Cachao
(Double Bassist)
Cachao
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Birthdate: September 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
Died: March 22, 2008
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Arturo Sandoval
(Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician, Percussionist)
Arturo Sandoval
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Birthdate: November 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Artemisa
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Compay Segundo
(Cuban Trova Guitarist, Singer and Composer)
Compay Segundo
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Birthdate: November 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Siboney, Cuba
Died: July 13, 2003
Compay Segundo was a Cuban singer, guitarist, and composer. He is credited with inventing a musical instrument called armónico, which is a guitar-like instrument with seven strings. Compay Segundo is best remembered for forming a popular duo called Los Compadres alongside Lorenzo Hierrezuelo. The duo garnered international fame and won several Grammy Awards. 
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Pérez Prado
(Bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger who popularized the mambo in the 1950s)
Pérez Prado
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Birthdate: December 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
Died: September 14, 1989
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Mongo Santamaría
(Percussionist)
Mongo Santamaría
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Birthdate: April 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: February 1, 2003
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Rubén González
(Former Pianist who is said to have "forged the style of modern Cuban piano playing in the 1940s".)
Rubén González
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Birthdate: May 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: December 8, 2003
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Juan De Marcos González
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Birthdate: 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
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Paquito D'Rivera
(Saxophonist, Clarinetist)
Paquito D'Rivera
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Birthdate: June 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
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Bebo Valdés
(Musician)
Bebo Valdés
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Birthdate: October 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quivicán, Cuba
Died: March 22, 2013
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Ernesto Lecuona
(Composer, Pianist)
Ernesto Lecuona
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Birthdate: August 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba
Died: November 29, 1963
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Orlando
(Musician)
Orlando
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Birthdate: February 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: February 9, 2009
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Miguel Díaz
(Percussionist)
Miguel Díaz
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Birthdate: June 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río Cuba
Died: August 9, 2006
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Manuel Galbán
(Guitarist)
Manuel Galbán
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Birthdate: January 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gibara, Cuba
Died: July 7, 2011
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Tatá Güines
(Cuban percussionist)
Tatá Güines
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Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Güines, Cuba
Died: February 4, 2008
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Cliff Hall
(Keyboard player)
Cliff Hall
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Birthdate: September 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cuba
Died: June 26, 2008