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    Born: January 1, 1900, Girona, SpainDied: October 27, 1990, Barcelona, SpainCatalan-Cuban-American bandleader whom many consider to have been very influential in incorporating Latin music into popular music in the United States. Perez Prado followed in Cugat's footsteps. Cugat was born in Girona, in Catalonia (Spain). He emmigrated with his family to Cuba when he was five, and trained as a ...more

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