Farewell, Pablo Milanés

Pablo Milanés performing at Noches del Botánico 2017
Pablo Milanés during his performance at Noches del Botánico 2017.
Noches del Botánico

Today, on the day of Santa Cecilia (patron saint of music), singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés has left us. The great exponent of Cuban trova departs at the age of 77, leaving behind an unsurpassable artistic legacy with more than 40 albums released and hundreds of collaborations with the most transcendent artists of popular culture. His lyrics, his unrepeatable voice and his compositions, together with his way of facing Cuba's social and political reality, have made him a worldwide reference.

The day that Pablo illuminated Noches del Botánico 

"If you fail me, I won't die; if I have to die, I want it to be with you" Pablo Milanés

Perhaps many do not remember it, but the Friday night of July 7, 2017, was one of those in which the cold wanted to stop by and say hello at the Real Jardín Botánico of the Complutense University. Good thing it was Pablo Milanés who was on the stage of our little oasis and quickly tucked us in with the melodies of his recognizable 'Yolanda', 'La Libertad' or 'Yo no te pido', among many other classics.

The Cuban was presented at Noches del Botánico in trio format with a show full of emotion, memories and great verses that are already part of the great artistic heritage of our days. Surely, from up there, his brightness continues to reach the darkness of other things.

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