The largest of the Antilles is in mourning upon hearing the sad news that one of its most illustrious singer-songwriters, Pablo Milanés, passed away this Tuesday morning in Madrid, Spain.
After a week of hospitalization, the author of the famous melody Yolanda, perished due to problems related to the clinical situation caused by an oncohematological disease that he had suffered for several years.
One of the founders of the Nueva Trova movement, Milanés composed numerous melodies that have gone around the world, including Time passes, The brief space, How much I won, how much I lost, In what a quiet way, I will step on the streets and many others.
Born in Bayamo in 1943, this outstanding musician had more than 400 songs in his repertoire, he was awarded two Latin Grammys (2006) and a statuette for Musical Excellence (2015).
The main authorities of the Cuban government, artists from all over the world and in particular the Cuban people have expressed their sorrow for the departure of this great Cuban and Latin American music. Reach all your family, friends and closest people the most heartfelt condolences.