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Facundo Cabral

Argentine singer and songwriter

Died when: 74 years 48 days (889 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Facundo Cabral

Facundo Cabral (birth name Rodolfo Enrique Cabral Camiñas) (May 22, 1937 – July 9, 2011) was an Argentine singer, songwriter and philosopher.He was best known as the composer of "No soy de aquí ni soy de allá" ("I'm not from here nor there"), "Pobrecito mi Patron" ("My Poor Boss"), and many other compositions.

His songs have been covered by multiple Spanish language performers such as Jorge Cafrune, Alberto Cortez, Juan Luis Guerra, and Joan Manuel Serrat.

Cabral protested military dictatorships in Latin America through activism and art from the 1970s onward, and his music combined mysticism, philosophy and spirituality with calls for social justice and equality.

After touring the world, Cabral enjoyed popularity in his home country during the early 1980s, when Argentine radio demanded local content after the Falklands War.

He was popular throughout Latin America in his lifetime and still enjoys a sizeable posthumous legacy throughout the continent.For his advocacy for peace through his work, Facundo Cabral was named a UNESCO Messenger of Peace in 1996.

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