Pablo Milanés died and the Cuban government honors him: "Soundtrack of our generation"

The world of Cuban, Latin American and world music is in mourning after confirming the death of singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés at the age of 79.

Pablo Milanés was one of the most recognized voices in Cuban song and one of the founders of the Nueva Trova movement.

For this reason, on behalf of the island’s government, the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and numerous personalities from the arts and politics of the country, lament the physical disappearance of the singer-songwriter.

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The Cuban head of state expressed dismay upon receiving the news while he is on an official visit to Russia.

“One of our greatest musicians physically disappears. Inseparable voice from the soundtrack of our generation”, said the president.

He then offered his condolences to the widow and children of one of the founders of the Nueva Trova movement, along with Silvio Rodríguez and other colleagues.

A few hours before, the Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, ruled that the country and the national culture were in mourning.

“The physical departure of singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés, one of the pillars of Nueva Trova, who with his enduring musical work will always give prestige to Cuban culture, is painful,” said Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

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