Cuban Percussion Master Luis Abreu Dies at 73

Los Papines
Luis Abreu, one of the musicians of the legendary Cuban rumba group Los Papines, died Tuesday, April 17th in Havana. He was 73 years old.

Luis was a renowned percussionist. Together with his brothers Alfredo, Jesús and Ricardo, he dedicated most of his life to one of the best known Cuban ensembles throughout the world.

Los Papines was formed in Havana in 1963 and all members were masterful percussionists. The main instruments used by the ensermble include tumbadoras (congas), bongos, claves, maracas, cencerros (cowbells) and güiros (scraper).

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