AMLO mourns death of Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés

Antonio Baranda and Claudia Guerrero/ Reform Agency

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | 07:41

CDMX.- President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mourned the death of the legendary Cuban troubadour Pablo Milanés.

“We began to send a hug to family, friends, colleagues of Pablo Milanés, who passed away, a great singer-songwriter who listened to his songs many, many of us benefited from his music and it is a very unfortunate loss for the world of music, for the trova, a whole era, that of Pablo, Pablito, as they knew him”.

The Cuban died yesterday in a hospital in Madrid due to infections derived from blood cancer that he had suffered for years.

Arturo Zaldívar, president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), also lamented the death of the interpreter of “Si Ella me Faltara”.

How sad! The enormous Pablo Milanés has left. The lives of many, including myself, would not be explained without his music. Thanks a lot. “It’s not perfect, but it’s closer to what I just dreamed of,” Zaldívar wrote.

Ricardo Monreal, leader of the senators and president of the Political Coordination Board of the Upper House, also lamented the death of the artist at 79 years of age.

“Goodbye, dear Pablo Milanés, troubadour and poet. How to fill the brief space in which you are no longer here? Rest. Rest in peace,” lamented the Zacatecan.

Among the more than 200 songs composed, edited and registered by Milanés, stand out classics such as “Yolanda”, “De Qué Callada Manera”, “Yo No Te Pido”, “El Breve Espacio en que No Está”, “Los Años Mozos ” and “Life Is Worth Nothing”.

The weight of his composition was so profound that it was admired and recorded by artists, singers, and composers of all styles, genres, and sizes, such as Ana Belén, Fito Páez, Guadalupe Pineda, Joaquín Sabina, Los Van Van, Maná, Sasha Sokol. , Mijares and a hundred more.

He was born on February 24, 1943 in Bayamo, Cuba, and from an early age he showed rhyming, writing, and musical abilities.

“One of our greatest musicians has physically disappeared. An inseparable voice from the soundtrack of our generation. My condolences to his widow and children, to Cuba,” Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba, said yesterday.

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