Ibrahim Ferrer Dead at 78

Published: 2005-08-08
Ibrahim Ferrer was a hidden gem of Cuban music long before receiving fame with Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club. Ferrer was shining shoes and selling lottery tickets when he was recruited for the social club that thousands now kick up their heels to at parties and at home. The album cover art has a photo of a very humble Ferrer walking down the street unaffected by any self-seeking or intention to make a career. Reports say he just wanted to sing for the purity of the experience.

The singer had been suffering from emphysema, but no cause of death was given by the Montuno production company. Mr. Ferrer was 78 when he died this past Saturday; his family is in our prayers.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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