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date: 08 December 2019

Cugat, Xavierlocked

(01 January 1900–27 October 1990)
  • Marianne Fedunkiw Stevens

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Cugat, Xavier (01 January 1900–27 October 1990), bandleader, was born in Gerona, near Barcelona, Spain, the son of Juan Cugat, an electrician, and Mingall de Bru y Deulofeo. His full name was Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeo. When he was two or three years old, his family moved to Cuba. His musical career is reported to have begun when a neighbor who was a violinmaker gave young Cugat a miniature violin. His first appearance with the Cuban Symphony was at age six....

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