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Pio Leiva

  • Birth 5 May 1917 Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
  • Death 23 Mar 2006 Havana, La Habana, Cuba
  • Burial Havana, La Habana, Cuba
  • Memorial ID 13710098

Cuban Singer. He was born in Morón and died in La Habana. He was member of Buena Vista Social Club. He began his career as musician, and in 1932, he debuted as singer with the musical group Caribe. With the time, he become one of the most important musical figures of golden age of cuban music, with Compay Segundo and Benny Moré. His last work was Cuba le Canta a Serrat, where played Me Gusta Todo de Ti. Among his songs Cocaleca, Cangrejal, Montuno Sibanicú and Francisco Guayabal. His full name was Wilfredo Pio Leiva Pascual. He was known as El Montunero de Cuba. Cause of death: Cerebral infarct.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 23 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13710098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pio Leiva (5 May 1917–23 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13710098, citing Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón, Havana, La Habana, Cuba ; Maintained by Find A Grave .