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Faustino Oramas

With the discharge from the Grammy-winning album Buena Vista Social Club and an acclaimed documentary of the same name, Cuban guajiro composer Faustino Oramas vaulted from obscurity and poverty to international fame within the twilight of his life. Blessed June 4, 1911, in Holguín, Cuba, Oramas still left his dirt-poor …

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