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Ibrahim Ferrer Sings Of 'Loss And Reclamation'

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Ibrahim Ferrer Sings Of 'Loss And Reclamation'

Ibrahim Ferrer Sings Of 'Loss And Reclamation'

Ibrahim Ferrer Sings Of 'Loss And Reclamation'

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Ibrahim Ferrer of Buena Vista Social Club performs in 2004. LAURA BOUSHNAK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer had retired from singing in the early 1990s, until record producers Ry Cooder, Nick Gold and Cuban bandleader Juan de Marco Gonzalez rediscovered him during the making of the 1999 documentary Buena Vista Social Club.

Ferrer and other stars of the film have since become international sensations, and many of them have released their own CDs. Ferrer's first solo CD is, not surprisingly, titled Buena Vista Social Club.