Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban
Pablo Milanés
Categories: Musicians

Pablo Milanés (1943) is one of the founders of Cuban Nueva Trova. He has offered so much to the Cuban music and therefore Spanish music that his love songs have been listened to over and over again in Cuba, Latin America and Spain. My mother grew up with his music and my generation still has all of  his CDs.

His melodic voice and beautiful lyrics combined with the art of playing the guitar captivates his public until today.

Pablo started playing when he was really young and joined bands like Los Armónicos and Los Bucaneros. In the late ’60s, he took part in the “Protest Song Centre” singing about political and social issues.

He worked with Silvio Rodríguez, Noel Nicola, Sergio Vitier, Leo Brouwer and other influential musicians in the “Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC” (1969), where artists used to collaborate and compose themes for Cuban films.

Songs such as “Yolanda”, “Amo esta isla”, “Yo no te pido”, “Mírame bien” are classics of Cuban contemporary music.

After more than 40 years of work he has been awarded with several prizes such as the Latin Grammy as Best Singer for album “Como un campo de maíz” (2006) and has recorded about 40 records.

Daughters Haydée Milanés and Lynn Milanés have also formed their careers as singers and they are very popular nowadays in Havana.

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