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Cuban Musician Harold Gramatges Dies
Gramatges, an important pillar of contemporary music in Latin America, remained active until the last of his days. In 2007, an anthological disc with music addressed for Cuban and foreign guitarists was launched.

In recent days, the Cuban TV program "Otros tiempos", with its host Zenaida Romeu, director of the Camerata Romeu, paid tribute to him.

Harold was born on September 26, 1918 in the eastern city of Santiago of Cuba, there he began his studies and completed them in the decades of the 40´s at Berkshire Music Center in US, with masters Aaron Copland and Serguei Koussevitzky.

He created and directed the orchestra of the Municipal Conservatory of Havana, where he formed several generations of instrumentalists, and the department of music of Casa de las Americas.


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