Cuban Singer songwriter Sara González died

According to Cubadebate website, Sara, who was 60 years old, died Wednesday afternoon, some months after a colon surgery.

Last September, the troubadour published an information giving surgery details and promising "discipline, humility, tolerance and everything necessary to recover her strength".

She stared her usual friends club known as El patio de la gorda, (The fat woman yard) last December where she shared with friends and colleagues.

She was born in 1951 in Havana´s Marianao neighborhood. She started singing during the last century´s 1970s when she joined the musical group Los Dimos and also made a duet with troubadour Pedro Luis Ferrer.

Singer songwriters Silvio Rodríguez and Pablo Milanés encouraged her to put music to Versos Sencillos (Simple Verses) what became her first Long Play record.In 1972 she joined the Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficas, ICAIC ( Experimental Sound Musical Group of the Cuban Cinema Institute), which was directed by famous guitar player, orchestra director and composer Leo Brower.

During the 1980s González also integrated the Conjunto Nacional de Espectáculos (Shows National Company) where together with artists like Alejandro Garcia – Virulo, Carlos Ruiz de la Tejera and Jesús del Valle they explore a satirical trend on musical show which had great success in Cuban stages. For decades she contributed to the artistic formation of non professional musicians without leaving her public performances.

She shared the stage with great artists as Silvio rodríguez, Pablo Milanés, Noel Nicola, Joan Manuel Serrat, Chico Buarque, Mercedes Sosa, Soledad Bravo, Daniel Viglietti, Pete Seeger, Roy Brown, Pedro Guerra, Beth Carvalho and Liuba María Hevia, among many others.

Her discography includes the albums Cuatro cosas (1982), Con un poco de amor (1987), Con apuros y paciencia (1991), Si yo fuera mayo (1996) and Mírame (1999).

The news of the death of this well-known Cuban musician has had an impressive impact in local as well as in foreign media

Translation: Cubarte