Joseíto Fernández

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José Fernández Díaz
Born September 5, 1908
Los Sitios neighborhood of
Central Havana
Cuba
Died October 11, 1979(1979-10-11) (aged 71)
Havana
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Labels Puchito

José Fernández Díaz (September 5, 1908[1] – October 11, 1979[2]), commonly known as Joseíto Fernández, was a Cuban singer and songwriter. He is the writer of well-known songs, including "Elige tú, que canto yo", "Amor de madre", "Demuéstrame tú", and "Así son, boncó", as well as the more famous "Guajira Guantanamera".[3]

Selected compositions[edit]

  • "Tu Misma Me Acostumbraste," Joseíto Fernández (w&m)
  • "Mi Madre y Mi Tierra," Joseíto Fernández (w&m)
  • "Guantanamera," Joseíto Fernández (w&m), based on a poem by José Martí © 1960
  • "Los Babilonios," Joseíto Fernández (words), Ernesto Pérez (es) (music)
  • "Elige Tú, Que Canto Yo," Joseíto Fernández (w&m) © 1959
  • "Así Son, Boncó," Joseíto Fernández (w&m) © 1960

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography Cubamusic
  2. ^ Joseíto Fernández, CubaNuestra Digital
  3. ^ Joseíto Fernández, el caballero humilde, Pedro Quiroga Jiménez, Notinet del Cubaweb.