Félix Baloy

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Félix Baloy (born 1943 in Havana, Cuba)[1] is a Cuban singer, sonero, and percussionist.[2][3][4]

He has a Havana urban accent.[5] He has been a vocalist with many groups, including Chappotin y Sus Estrellas, Revé, and Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, and most recently, the Afro-Cuban All Stars. He was one of the original members of the Afro-Cuban All Stars.[1]

He also sang on the compilation album Café Cubano, produced through Putumayo World Music.[6]

He has at least three solo albums, Baila Mi Son (2000), Un Poquito de Fé (2005), and Un Solo Amor (2008).[7]

One reviewer described him as famous in Cuba but virtually unknown elsewhere, although he had hits in the 1970s.[6] Another reviewer described him as one of the most important soneros of the 1970s and 1980s.[8]

His music has a message of standing up and speaking out for freedom and one's rights, a message which has been hailed as a response to colonialism.[9]


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