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Pedro Depestre

b. Pedro Depestre Gonzalez, June 1945, Cienfugos, Cuba, d. 8 Apr 2001, Basel, Switzerland. Depestre performed violin from age five, and was just 13 when he became a member of the popular Orquesta Aragón in Havana, Cuba. A dazzling and exhilarating instrumentalist, then worked with additional rings in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, like the Maravillas De Florida as well as the Orquesta Tipica De Juventud. He was also energetic in radio and tv studios and constructed a solid status not merely with followers of Cuban music but additionally among his peers. Although Depestre was frequently among the youngest users of the rings where he was presented, he was regularly responsible for plans and musical path. He attracted interest outside Cuba, as do other users of the music group, pursuing Ry Cooder’s participation using the Buena Vista Sociable Club music group as well as the reassembling of the group, a lot of whom had been within their eighties and nineties, for any 1996 album along with a 1999 film. Depestre selected never to tour using the revitalized Buena Vista music group on its abroad tours, but continued to be in Havana where his recognition was amazing. Depestre also performed in rings led by Orlando ‘Cachaíto’ López, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, and Omara Portuondo. He became a member of Lopez for any 2001 Western tour and made an appearance at the 1st concert, in Basel, Switzerland. After playing a typically lively single, Depestre collapsed on stage where, regardless of the attempts of a health care provider from the viewers, he died.

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