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Xavier Cugat

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Xavier Cugat (1900 – 1990) was a Spanish-American bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a key personality in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. In New York, his was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II.


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Taken on January 29, 2012