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Graciela Peréz-Gutierrez, Afro-Cuban Singer, Dies at 94

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/09/2010

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Ben Ratliff

"Graciela Peréz-Gutierrez, known professionally as Graciela, one of the great voices in Afro-Cuban music, died on Wednesday in Manhattan, where she lived. She was 94.

"For 32 years, Graciela sang with a band formed by her foster brother, Machito, whose real name was Frank Grillo.

"Many of Graciela's most famous appearances on records, including Que Me Falta, Vive Como Yo, Ay José and Si Si No No, were swoons and flirtations, from coy to outrageous. She was a forthright performer, singing with a clear and powerful alto voice; she could make it soft, then expand it into a clipped vibrato or a ragged shout."

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"Graciela Peréz-Gutierrez, Afro-Cuban Singer, Dies at 94", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 14/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/graciela-perez-gutierrez-afro-cuban-singer-dies-at-94