Buena Vista Social Club
Sounding the Son of Cuba
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Ibrahim Ferrer: A bolero singer who was picked for the band exclusively for his experience in that particular genre, Ferrer had previously been singing since the age of twelve. At that tender age, his mother had died and it was the only way he could support himself, by singing on the streets of Santiago, where he was born. Ferrer is considered to be the "discovery" of the band because he was an obscure artist before joining, while the others had some fame to a limited extent. Ry Cooder has since produced a solor album for Ferrer -- his debut as a solo artist. Ferrer was born in 1927.

Ibrahim Ferrer

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