Joseíto Fernández

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José Fernández Díaz
BornSeptember 5, 1908
Los Sitios neighborhood of
Central Havana
DiedOctober 11, 1979(1979-10-11) (aged 71)
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter

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 most 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


  1. ^ Biography Cubamusic
  2. ^ Joseíto Fernández Archived 2003-05-20 at the Wayback Machine, CubaNuestra Digital
  3. ^ Joseíto Fernández, el caballero humilde Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, Pedro Quiroga Jiménez, Notinet del Cubaweb.