.: juan formell de los van van died

01/05/2014 Juan Formell de Los Van Van died

Juan Formell died at 71, one of the most important figures of Cuban musical culture of the past 45 years and one of the greatest artists of our label.
In mourning the famous orchestra Los Van Van, the group that he created and with whom he gave birth to his hits, which this year celebrates its 45 years of life.
For his long and successful career and recognized contribution to the musical culture, Juan Formell has received numerous awards including the National Award and the Orden Félix Varela assigned, respectively, by the Cuban Institute of Music and by the Ministry of Culture. At the international level, he received 2 Grammy Awards, one in 1999 for the album "Llegó Van Van" and one in 2013 to his "Musical Excellence".
His remains will be on display in the lobby of the National Theater of Cuba in Havana Friday, May 2, where the Cuban people can pay their respects.
Saturday 3 in all of Cuba will be hold a "Cantata por Formell" which will be featured by musicians of all genres, in the most emblematic places of the country.