Thursday, October 26, 2006

A museum for Compay

For my money, Compay Segundo was by far the most likeable of the viejitos who became part of the Buena Vista Social Club international phenomenon.

The hat. The cigar. The guitar .... His enthusiasm for younger women. How much more Cuban can you be?

Now we can report that his son, Salvador Repilado, has announced the opening of a Compay Segundo Museum in Havana - to coincide with the 100th birthday of the musician, who died in July 2003. Aged 95.

Repilado Junior said the museum, due to open later this month, would include a number of personal objects such as old instruments used by Compay and a collection of unpublished photographs.


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