Paquito D'rivera

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Birthday
4, 1948
Birthplace
Cuba
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Cuba

About

Multi-instrumentalist and winner of multiple Grammy Awards.

Before Fame

He started playing with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba at a very young age.

Trivia

He once criticized Carlos Santana for donning a Che Guevara shirt due to Guevara having been involved in the wrongful execution of many counter-revolutionaries, like D'Rivera's cousin.

Family Life

He left his wife and child in Cuba when he fled in the 1980s and promised to send for them.

Associated With

He has performed with many crossover artists, including Yo-Yo Ma.

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