Tribute to Benny Moré at Manzanillo Bay

(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – A statue dedicated to Benny Moré will be placed at the “malecón” (seawall) of Manzanillo city, facing the bay he made popular in one of his songs. The monument will be raised in the very spot where Benny last sang in 1962 during the carnival of the city in the province of Granma, a few months before he died in Havana.

The two-meter-high bronze statue will be a tribute to the “Sonero Mayor,” who in the song dedicated to this bay depicted the beauty of its coast.

A self-taught musician, More was a member of important bands such as those led by Miguel Matamoros, Dámaso Pérez Prado and Bebo Valdés, until he created his own, taking him to the top of fame.