Cuban singer Ferrer dies

Acclaimed Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer died in a Havana hospital on Saturday after suffering multiple organ failure. He was 78.

Ferrer achieved international fame following the release of the 1997 album Buena Vista Social Club, which he recorded alongside leftfield American musician Ry Cooder and a host of other Cuban musical legends.

The record was such a success, film-maker Wim Wenders directed a 1999 documentary feature of the same name, featuring the various artists at work.

IOL: Cuban singer Ferrer dies


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