Fame Came Late for Buena Vista's Ferrer

Ibrahim Ferrer sings at festival in Vienna

Cuban musician Ibrahim Ferrer performs at the 27th Wiesen Jazz Festival in Wiesen, Vienna, on July 19, 2003. Reuters hide caption

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The lead singer of the music group the Buena Vista Social Club, Ibrahim Ferrer, has died at 78. He didn't become a star until a 1997 film based on the Cuban group's work drew international acclaim. He won two Grammys after he turned 70.

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