The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and numerous personalities from art, politics and the Government of the Caribbean nation regret this Tuesday the physical disappearance of singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés, offering expressions of pain and condolences to the artist’s family.
Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés dies at 79 years of age
Through his Twitter account, the Cuban head of state expressed dismay upon receiving the news while on an official visit to Russia and recognized the importance of Milanés’ work for Cuba and his time.
“One of our greatest musicians physically disappears. Inseparable voice from the soundtrack of our generation”, said the president.
Pablo is dead, we read when we wake up this Tuesday in #Russia and the pain comes with the news.
One of our greatest musicians physically disappears. Inseparable voice of the soundtrack of our generation.
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB)
November 22, 2022
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 others.
A few hours earlier, the Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, had also done so, ruling that the country and national culture were in mourning.
Numerous artists such as the renowned pianist and National Music Award winner, Frank Fernández, described Pablo among “the greatest voices of Cuban culture of all time, as well as an extraordinary composer, guitarist and brother of life.”
The singer and instrumentalist Alain Pérez, for his part, said that the author of Yolanda and El breve espacio en que no estás had been an “infinite teacher of music and poetry of art and joy.”
Likewise, the Acosta Danza collective described him as “one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our Island, he is among the most loved and followed of Ibero-American music.”
Cuba sang in it and Cuba sang with him. Pablo Milanés made us happy. He leaves us the unfading condition of his songs, daily hymns that have made us love, cry, live. There will be no better way to remember it than to keep singing it from deep inside, forever. pic.twitter.com/5w4SQb99Uo
— Acosta Dance (@AcostaDanza)
November 22, 2022
To culminate, the group led by the dancer Carlos Acosta published that “Pablito, as he was known, has made us happy and having had him has been greater luck. There will be no better way to remember it than to keep singing it from deep inside, forever.
Pablo Milanés died the day before at a Madrid clinic at the age of 79, after being hospitalized for several days as a result of an oncohematological disease that he suffered for years.