Buena Vista Social Club Guitarist Manuel Galban Dies at 80
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:43:42
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The Associated Press reports that Manuel Galban, a Grammy-winning Cuban guitarist who enjoyed to international fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, died of a heart attack in Havana. He was 80 at the time of his death.
"It is a very sad day for Cuban music and fans of Cuban Music," said Daniel Florestano, longtime manager of both Galban and the Buena Vista Social Club, in a statement issued by Galban's publicist. "Galban's enormous impact worldwide with his unique guitar sound and warm smile will be missed by many."
R.I.P., Manuel Galban. You will be missed but your legacy lives on.
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