Ignacio “Bola de Nieve” Villa

Original Name Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández
La Habana, Cuba
Death 2 Oct 1971 (aged 60)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Havana, Municipio de La Habana Vieja, La Habana, Cuba
Memorial ID 11058082 · View Source
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Composer. He was born in Guanabacoa (La Habana) and died in México D.F. He triumphed all around the world, become a myth of cuban music. He was nicknamed ironically "Bola de Nieve" (Snow Ball), nickname created by singer Rita Montaner. He was praised by singers such as Edith Piaf or Paul Robeson. He sang in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and even Catalan languages. He is best remembered for his songs "Ay, Amor," "Si me Pudieras Querer," "Lo Desembre Gelat," "Drume, Mobila," "Carlota Ta'Mori" and "Señor, ¿Por qué?." He died of heart failure related to diabetes.

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