Biography: Pablo Milanés

Pablo Milanés was born in Bayamo, Cuba on February 24th, 1943.


He is one of the founders of the Nueva Trova. Before he turn to what was afterwards called the ?Nueva Trova?, he was part of the groups Cuarteto del Rey and Los Bucaneros and worked as a soloist as well. Some of his early work places him close to the important Cuban song trend known as ?feeling?. His song?22 Años? is considered by many as the most clear junction between such trend and the ?Nueva Trova?. He owns one of the best and most versatile voices of Cuban song of all times. As a composer he has approached several genres in popular Cuban music, specially the ?son?. He was part the Canción Protesta de la Casa de las Américas in 1968. He was co-founder of the GES (Group for the Experimentation of the Sound) and was part of it until it ceased its activities. He has also been responsible for soundtracks. He has performed in numerous countries throughout Europe, Africa and America (including the US) and has released several albums including duets with Lilia Vera, Víctor Manuel, Caco Senate among others.


Many artists have covered his work and shared both stage and studio work with him, including greats such as Silvio Rodríguez (Cuba), Joaquín Sabina (Spain), Soledad Bravo (Venezuela), Simone (Brazil), Tania Libertad (Perú), Manuel Mijares (México), Amaya Uranga (Spain), Ana Belén (Spain), Lilia Vera (Venezuela), Caco Senante (?), Joan Manuel Serrat (Spain), Miguel Ríos (Spain), Raúl Torres (Cuba), Xiomara Laugart (Cuba), Anabel Rodríguez (Cuba).


A song by Pablo Milanés is like poetry, like a flame that just cannot be explained when it is reborn from its own spirit. Pablo has been composing for such a long time that no one could ever tell whether it started in Bayamo or La Habana. The remarkable thing about it is that, all the way through, Pablo has always been there, around, with his guitar which is the best company for him, persistently.  That is how you evoke his image during the early sixties: conscientious, diver of his inner misgivings, welcomed as an  wonderful human being whose artistic will would claim for expression, receptiveness and  warmth. From one place to another, in every corner, in each portal, walking the paths, Pablo sought for his song. That is how he built the poetic essence that lives in his albums.



Versos de José Martí (1973)

Canta a Nicolás Guillén (1975)

Pablo Milanés (1976)

No me pidas (1977)


Lilia Vera y Pablo Milanés (1981)

Yo me quedo

El guerrero (1983)

Querido Pablo ( 1985)

Buenos días América (1986)

Años Vol. II (1986)

Comienzo y final de una verde mañana (1987)

Proposiciones (1988)

Años Vol. III (1992)

Orígenes (1994)

Plegaria (1995)

Despertar (1997)

Los días de gloria (2000)

Pablo Querido (2002)