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Fernando Albuerne

Fernando Albuerne

Fernando Albuerne, was born in Sagua de Tánamo, Holguín. He studied in Havana where he graduated as an agronomist and went to work at his father’s soap factory. His first presentation was made on November 17, 1941 in “Radio Cadena Suaritos” with the theme “Come Love,” where he worked for more than 12 years.

He made presentations in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile Uruguay and Argentina. Being in Buenos Aires, he made radio presentations and recorded for the Odeon label the Waltz “Dices que tengo celos.”  This album made him the winner of his first gold record, surpassing the million copies sold.  Also, at the beginning of the 1950’s he performed in cities of Europe like Lisbon, Madrid and on French television.  He left Cuba in 1960 and went to Venezuela, settling in Caracas for many years.  He recorded his first album in Venezuela and this includes his famous theme “El Son se fue de Cuba”.   Albuerne moved to Miami in the 1970s. In 1979 he participated in this city in “The Show of the Greats.”  During these years he recorded his great compilations and records that nowadays are sold.  He died in July of 2000.

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