Death of Faustino Oramas

June 4, 1911 - March 27, 2007
Holguin, Cuba | Age 95

Cuban singer from the Buena Vista Social Club dies at 95
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Faustino Oramas, a popular traditional singer and among the last original members of the Buena Vista Social Club, died Tuesday of cancer. He was 95.

Cuba state television reported Tuesday night that acting president Raul Castro had sent a floral wreath to Oramas' funeral service earlier in the day.

Oramas, known as "El Guayabero" who was popular for the double meanings and ribald humor of his songs, was the oldest surviving member of the original Buena Vista group of elderly...

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