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Cuba loses a musical legend

Cesar Portillo de la Luz has died, aged 90. He was one of the island’s most prolific songwriters, yielding such hits as  “Contigo en la distancia” and “Tú mi delirio”. His songs were covered on record by, among many others, Placido Domingo,Nat King Cole, Caetano Veloso and Christina Aguilera.

Click here to see the master singing Delirio.
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Comments

  1. Roberto Gonzalez says:

    I have sung many of this man’s songs… His melodies are quite beautiful and the lyrics are wonderful…

    He will be missed.

  2. Roberto Gonzalez says:

    I don’t think that clip is the composer, but the song is really his… Unless he is the guitarist on the left, in the trio…

    The poetry in the Spanish lyrics is impossible to translate poetically into English…

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