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Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo Papers



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Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo Papers, circa 1940s-2010s | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo Papers, circa 1940s-2010sAdd to your cart.

ID: CHC5369

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

Extent: 5.0

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English


The Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo Papers contain the personal papers of Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo (1933-2013), exiled Cuban singer-songwriter.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo Papers contain the personal papers of Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo (1933-2013), exiled Cuban singer-songwriter. The collection includes music scores, CDs, VHS, and DVDs of the artist. Along with the audiovisual material there are newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, magazines, books, and essays that document her career as a songwriter and musician in Cuba and in the United States.

Biographical 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.

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Cuban Americans -- Music
Music - Cuba

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

Physical Access Note: This collection is housed off-campus and must be requested a minimum of seven calendar days in advance for consultation in the Cuban Heritage Collection Reading Room.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Armando Cobelo, April 2014.

Preferred Citation: Yolanda del Castillo Cobelo Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Collection-level record by Natalie Baur, May 2014.

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