Faustino Oramas

With the release of the Grammy-winning album Buena Vista Social Club and an acclaimed documentary of the same name, Cuban guajiro composer Faustino Oramas vaulted from obscurity and poverty to international fame in the twilight of his life. Born June 4, 1911, in Holguín, Cuba, Oramas left his dirt-poor family at age 15, wandering from town to town as a troubadour. At first he relied on traditional ...more

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