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Born: 1900/01/01
Birth Place: Girona, Spain
Genres: Jazz, Latin, Pop, World

Xavier Cugat (1 January 1900 - 27 October 1990) was an American bandleader from Catalonia, Spain who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a key personality in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. He was also a cartoonist and a successful businessman. In New York, his was the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II.

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