Recognized with the Distinction for National Culture, Ela Calvo died at the age of 89 considered one of the great divas of the song, with an extraordinary musical career in her curriculum and deserving of respect, affection, and admiration of colleagues and the general public. Cuban.

Cuban singer Ela Calvo died at dawn on Tuesday, September 7, as a result of respiratory complications caused by the coronavirus and her advanced age.

“Today I am missing words and I am overwhelmed by infinite sadness and helplessness when I find out that Ela Calvo, for many The Lady of the Cuban Song, has left us because of Covid 19,” her niece Nayza Pérez Calvo expressed on social networks.

“My aunt, continue your journey, and wherever you go, may your voice never fade. Your family mourns your loss and continues your legacy ”, added the niece of a singer whose warm and emotional voice accompanied lovers of the song genre on the airwaves, television and many nightclubs where she used to perform her varied repertoire.

Recognized with the Distinction for National Culture, Ela Calvo died at the age of 89 considered one of the great divas of the song, with an extraordinary musical career in her curriculum and deserving of respect, affection, and admiration of colleagues and the general public. Cuban.

A note from the Cuban Institute of Music, published on Facebook, reported that the singer, born on February 18, 1932, died “as a result of pneumonia derived from diseases typical of her advanced age.” Statements from the singer’s family environment clarified that Calvo had been infected with coronavirus and had died because of it.

Star of the Tropicana cabaret, Calvo shared the stage with greats of Cuban music such as Luis Carbonell, Elena Burke, and the Los Meme Quartet. At the age of 20, the singer began her artistic career in 1952 with presentations on the Cuban Radio Circuit radio station.

Career

Significant in her career was the inclusion in the Choir that accompanied the great Rita Montaner in the flourishing decade of the 50s for Cuban music. However, in 1955 she moved away from the microphones and it was not until three years later that he reappeared with what would be his final stage name: Ela Calvo.

Her first television program was Noche Cubana, which led to a large number of radio and television programs, in national and international music magazines, and her consolidation as the leading figure of the Tropicana cabaret, where she debuted with the group led by Rodolfo Pichardo and remained until the closing of these casinos.

Once the so-called ‘revolutionary’ process began, the reopening of the Tropicana Cabaret once again had one of its great figures of reference in it. The Panoramico and Arco de Cristal rooms include it on their billboards regularly. Not for pleasure the vedette was, already in 1959, one of the most renowned solo vocalists of the Saint John club, popularly known as El Johnny in the La Puntilla neighborhood in Miramar.

By family decision, it will be held in an intimate ceremony, reported the Cuban Institute of Music, an entity that extended the condolences of the Ministry of Culture and UNEAC to the family and friends of the great star of the song, who will always be remembered as an of the most original voices on Cuban stages.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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