Elena Burke


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Born: 1928/02/28
Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2002/06/09
Years Active: 1940s to 2002
Genres: Bolero, Ballad, Son, Etc...

Elena Burke (born Romana Elena Burgues Gonzalez on February 28, 1928 in Havana, Cuba - June 9, 2002 in Havana, Cuba) was a revered and popular Cuban singer of boleros and romantic ballads. She started her career by working in radio in the 1940s but began to work with smaller groups in the 1950s. In 1952, pianist and arranger Aida Diestro organized the vocal quartet called Cuarteto d'Aida. The original members were Elena Burke, Moraima Secada, Omara Portuondo and Haydée Portuondo. After she got some attention, she went solo. By the time of the Cuban revolution she was a top solo artist performing in elegant cabarets in Havana. Her voice seemed to become stronger with age, as her subtle yet... Continue Bio >>


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