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Angá Díaz

  • Original Name Miguel Aurelio Díaz Zayas
  • Birth 15 Jun 1960 San Juan y Martinez, Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Death 9 Aug 2006 Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
  • Burial San Juan y Martinez, Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Memorial ID 15404327

Grammy Award Winning Percussionist. He was born Miguel Aurelio Díaz Zayas in the town of San Juan y Martinez, in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He studied classical percussion at the National School of Art in Havana and spent his first nine professional years recording and performing with the band Opus 13. But he made his reputation with the Cuban supergroup Irakere in the late 1980's and early 1990's, playing alongside the pianist Chucho Valdés. He then became one of the world's best-known percussionists and conga player. Also became part of the touring group associated with the "Buena Vista Social Club" phenomenon. He played on albums by Afro-Cuban All Stars, Omara Portuondo, Ruben Gonzalez, Ibrahim Ferrer and others and this works earned him several Grammys. His last works were a major collaboration in the album Cachaíto and his own work "Echu Mingua." He releases his last show in august 4, in Barcelona, Spain. He died in his home of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain of a heart attack.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 17 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15404327
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Angá Díaz (15 Jun 1960–9 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15404327, citing Cementerio de San Juan y Martínez, San Juan y Martinez, Pinar del Río, Cuba ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.