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del Castillo Cobelo, Yolanda (1933-2013) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: del Castillo Cobelo, Yolanda (1933-2013)

Historical Note: Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo (1933-2013) was a Cuban singer-songwriter. Before she left Cuba she had already been widely recognized as an important songwriter and her popularity continued when she arrived in the United States in 1967. Her songs have been sung by numerous artists including Celia Cruz, Tony Tatis, and Carlos Oliva. Notably, she was recognized six times by the ACCA (Asociación de Críticos y Comentaristas de Arte de Miami). Del Castillo Cobelo also received the Fellowship Program for Individual Artists from the State of Florida in the category of Cuban folk music.
Sources: Biographical information derived from the collection.
Note Author: Rahid Chadid.

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