Manuel Galban

Buena Vista Social Club guitarist Manuel Galban has died in Havana after suffering a heart attack aged 80. The Grammy Award-winning musician first found fame as part of the popular Los Zafiros group in the 1960s. But it was his part in the group of elderly musicians brought together in 1996 that brought him international recognition. Galban’s manager said it was “a very sad day for Cuban music and fans of Cuban music”. “Galban’s enormous impact worldwide with his unique guitar sound and warm smile will be missed by many,” he said in a statement. Born in 1931 in...

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