Cuban music stars died in Pneumonia

Here are 2 famous musicians from Cuba died in Pneumonia:

Armando Peraza

Armando Peraza (May 30, 1924 Havana-April 14, 2014 South San Francisco) a.k.a. Peraza, Armando was a Cuban musician and percussionist.

His related genres: Latin American music, Chicano rock, Rock en español, Jazz and Latin jazz.

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Puntillita (January 4, 1927 Holguín-December 4, 2000 Havana) also known as Manuel Licea, Puntillita Licea, Manuel 'Puntillita' Licea, Mañuel \"Puntillita\" Licea, Licea, Mañuel "Puntillita", Licea, Manuel "Puntillita", Puntillita, Manuel Licea Lamouth or Manuel "Puntillita" Licea was a Cuban musician and singer.

Puntillita was a prominent figure in the Cuban music scene, specifically in the genre of son music. He began his career as a vocalist with the Conjunto Casino in the 1950s and was later a part of the Cuban band Son 14. He was known for his high-pitched and distinctive voice, as well as his charismatic stage presence. Puntillita also appeared in several films, including the 1999 movie "Buena Vista Social Club" where he played a small role. He was recognized as a cultural ambassador for Cuba and was honored with numerous awards throughout his career. Despite his passing in 2000, his music continues to be celebrated and enjoyed around the world.

Puntillita's parents were both musicians, so he started singing at a young age. He participated in several vocal contests and was a member of various musical groups before joining Conjunto Casino. He gained international fame with Son 14, which he joined in the early 1970s. Puntillita's dynamic performance style made him a sought-after entertainer at home and abroad. He performed in many countries and collaborated with many of the most famous musicians in Cuba, including Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. In addition to his vocals, Puntillita played the maracas and the claves. He was also a composer, and his most famous song, "El que siembra su maíz," was recorded by many musicians in Cuba and elsewhere. Throughout his career, he received the highest honors in Cuba, including the Nacional de la Cultura Distinction, and was invited to perform at the White House during President Clinton's tenure. Puntillita is widely regarded as a master of Cuban music and is remembered for his contributions to the genre.

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