Juan Formell

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Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
DEATH DATE
May 1, 2014 (71)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
DEATH DATE
May 1, 2014 (71)

About

Cuban bassist, composer and musical arranger who came to the public's attention as the director of the group Los Van Van. He is credited with bringing the concept of electronic instrumentation to Cuba.

Before Fame

He began working as a musician in cabaret orchestras in 1957.

Trivia

He won a 1999 Grammy Award for Best Salsa Performance for Llego...Van Van - Van Van Is Here.

Family Life

His sons' names are Samuel and Juan.

Associated With

Rudy Sarzo and Cachao López are other well-known bassists who were born in Cuba.

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