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Bebo Valdés (1918–2013)

Bebo Valdés was born on October 9, 1918 in Quivican, Cuba as Dionisio Ramón Emilio Valdés Amaro. He was married to Rose Marie Pehrson. He died on March 22, 2013 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. See full bio »

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Chico & Rita Music Department
Capote Soundtrack
Liberty Heights Soundtrack
Dance with Me Soundtrack


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  Divendres (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #5.40 (2013) ... (performer: "Rumba a Bebo") / (writer: "Rumba a Bebo")
 2012 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... (writer: "Lágrimas negras")
 2010 Chico & Rita (arranger: "Sabor a mí", "La bella cubana") / (music: "Lily - A Mayra") / (performer: "A quién engañas", "Wi Wi", "Mayajigua" - as Bebo Valdés y su Orquesta) / (performer: "Tema de Rita (A Mayra)", "Bésame mucho", "Ecuación", "Nocturno en batanga", "Cachao creador del mambo", "Rose Marie", "La bella cubana") / (writer: "Tema de Rita (A Mayra)", "Con poco coco", "Blues for André", "A Mayra Vanguard Strings", "Ecuación", "Nocturno en batanga", "Cachao creador del mambo", "Rose Marie", "A quién engañas", "Wi Wi", "Mayajigua")
 2006 La silla de Fernando (Documentary) (performer: "Caminito")
 2005 Capote (performer: "Hot Cha Cha" (1955) - as Bebo Valdes) / (writer: "Hot Cha Cha" (1955) - as Ramon E. Valdes)
 2003 50º edición de los premios Ondas (TV Special) (performer: "Lágrimas negras")
 1999 Liberty Heights (writer: "Ritmando El Cha Cha Cha" - as Bebo Valdes)
 1998 Dance with Me (writer: "Miranda's Smile" - as Ramón 'Bebo' Valdés)
 1979 Cuba (writer: "Ritmando El Cha Cha Cha" - uncredited)
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He began his career in the nightclubs of Havana in the 1940s, and was a major figure in the golden era of Cuban big band music. He was a pianist, composer, and arranger, and led two big bands, as well as creating his own rhythm, the batanga. See more »

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