Ñico Saquito


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Ñico Saquito (born Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz, Santiago de Cuba, 17 January 1901 - Havana, 4 August 1982) was a Cuban musician. He was a trova composer, guitarist and singer. By the age of 15 he had already attracted attention for his songwriting, and abandoned a career in baseball to start life as a trovador. He had his own group in the 1920s, and later joined the ''Cuarteto Castillo'', spending much of the 1930s touring Cuba with the group. After this he returned to Santiago and founded ''Los Guaracheros de Oriente'', which performed throughout Cuba. They toured Puerto Rico and Venezuela in 1950. Ñico remained abroad until about 1960 when political conditions forced a decision as t... Continue Bio >>


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