Cuban Music Icon Pablo Milanes To Play In Miami

MIAMI (CBS4) — Cuban music icon Pablo Milanes is finally coming to Miami.

Milanes helped found Nueva Trova, a form of political folk music that emerged following the Cuban revolution and went on to gain worldwide fame.

Concert organizer Fuego Entertainment says the Miami concert will be part of a larger U.S. tour beginning in Washington, Aug. 25. Other stops are Puerto Rico, New York and San Francisco.

Fuego president Hugo Cancio believes Miami is a natural market for Cuban artists because of the large Cuban community, but also because the island’s music is so popular with Latin Americans in general.

Milanes’ hits include: “Yolanda,” and “Yo me quedo.” He has played in New York. But his historical connection with Fidel Castro and the revolution made him unpopular with many older Cuban exiles.

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