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Felix Chappottin


An associate of Cuba’s most widely used band from the 1920s and ’30s, Septeto Habanero, Felix Chappottin continued to inspire Afro-Cuban music along with his sweet-toned trumpet taking part in for a lot more than 6 decades. Inheriting the management of Afro-Cuban tres guitarist Arsenio Rodriguez’s big music group, who remaining for stardom in NY in 1950, Chappottin renamed the group Conjunto Chappottin con Sus Estrellas. For the rest of the 10 years, Chappottin and his group, offering vocalist Gerardo Martinez, released strike after strike and were noticed frequently on Cuban tv. The group’s recognition fulfilled a hostile response from your Cuban authorities and dictator Gerardo Machado. Although these were able to steer clear of the challenges of lesser-known groupings, they were compelled to maintain an exceptionally low profile. Toward the afterwards section of his lifestyle, Chappottin frequently jammed with various other ex-members of Rodriguez’s music group, Ruben Gonzalez and Miguelito Cuni. Conjunto Chappottin con Sus Estrellas continue steadily to perform beneath the path of Chappottin’s kid and grandson.

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Date Of Birth March 31, 1907
Died December 21, 1983, Havana, Cuba
Profession Trumpeter
Music Groups Conjunto Chappottín
Albums Grabaciones Completas 1925-1931 Volumen 4: Guantánamo, Los Señores Del Son

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Una rosa de Francia 2006 performer: "Yo si como candela" - as Chapotín / writer: "Yo si como candela"
The Lost City 2005 writer: "Yo Si Como Candela" - as Felix Chappottin
Spirits of Havana 2000 Documentary writer: "Quitate El Chagueton"



Un documental dedicado a Félix Chapottín y Miguelito Cuní 1980 Documentary short

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