“King of the Congas” Dies in Cuba

Tata Guines, Cuba’s most famous percussionist, has died of a kidney infection in Havana. He was 77.

Guines, whose real name was Federico Aristides Soto, died on Monday, Cuba’s state media reported.

The “King of the Congas” shared the stage with some of the world’s most renowned performers during a career spanning more than six decades.

In the US in the 1950s, he performed with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Josephine Baker and Dizzy Gillespie.

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