“A great musician has just passed away”: César “Pupi” Pedroso, today lamented the Cuban Minister of Culture, Alpidio Alonso, who highlighted the prolific career of the exceptional pianist and composer.
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This Sunday, on the social network Twitter, the boss of the sector evoked the heritage of the National Music Prize (2013), whose “work will endure in the taste and memory of the people, who have always distinguished it in as an artist”. My condolences to his family and friends,” said Culture Minister Alpidio Alonso.
The physical departure of the director of the orchestra Los que Son Son took place this Sunday after several months of battling cardiovascular disease, which since last May has caused damage to his general state of health.
From social networks, artists and cultural institutions have joined in condolences for the death of Pedroso, while highlighting his exceptional career as an arranger and composer.
Duro golpe para la Cultura Cubana: acaba de fallecer César Pupi Pedroso, a great de nuestra música popular. Premio Nacional de Música, su obra durárá en el gusto y el recuerdo del pueblo, que siempre lo distinguió como artist. Mis condolencias para sus familiares y amigos. pic.twitter.com/fLoqG38ZTm
– Alpidio Alonso Grau (@AlpidioAlonsoG)
July 17, 2022
A hard blow for Cuban culture: César Pupi Pedroso, a great figure in our popular music, has just died. National Music Prize, his work will remain in the taste and memory of the people, who have always distinguished him as an artist. My condolences to his family and friends.
In this sense, the publication of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, which referred to the pain generated by the death of the member of the organization, founder of the group Los Van Van with Juan Formell, stood out.
He also mentioned dance hits signed by Pedroso such as Eso está bueno, Disco Azúcar, La fruta, Temba, tumba, timba and El negro está cocinando, among several songs.
Likewise, the National Council for the Performing Arts, the Cuban Association of the United Nations and the Cuban Institute of Music have expressed regret that “another of the greats has left us”, while reiterating the prevalence of his legacy.
The secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba in Havana, Luis Antonio Torres Iríbar, also said that the inhabitants of the capital are devastated by the loss of a musician with “an exemplary career and a deep commitment to the national culture. , to which he devoted his life.
Likewise, the singer Eduardo Sandoval, thanked Pedroso for the joys he gave and the opportunity to know his art, which demonstrates the feelings of the different generations that make up the sound scope of the island.
Pedroso, 75 (September 24, 1946), contributed to the birth of the songo rhythm, while bequeathing a considerable body of work, rewarded with various prizes and distinctions.