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Celina González, Queen of the peasant genre in Cuba, died on the morning of Wednesday February 4. The popular singer of songs like Yo Soy El Punto Cubano, and Viva Santa Barbara, lost the battle with a long illness.

Celina was born on March 16, 1928 in the province of Matanzas, and became one of the most recognized voices in the field of folk music on the island, with her husband Lázaro Reutilio, with whom she formed a successful duo.

With a recording career of over 40 productions throughout her career was characterized by defending indigenous values and the influence of African religions in the formation of national identity.

She received awards such as the Silver EGREM, in 1980; the Cubadisco Honor Award in 2004; Gold and disk Africa, in 1991; among others.

Source: AIN

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