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Cuban President regrets death of musicologist María Teresa Linares

Havana, Jan 27.- The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, today regretted on Twitter the death of the prominent Cuban researcher and musicologist María Teresa Linares, 2006 National Music Prize winner.

Long life and prolific work, to which we owe fundamental findings of what we are in music, said the Cuban president of the Cuban pedagogue who died this Tuesday at the age of one hundred.

María Teresa "Teté" Linares was one of the great Cuban musicologists, to whom the production in the country of the first Afro-Cuban Music Anthology is owed; Together with her husband, the also musicologist Argeliers León, she carried out field work in the country to combine information, songs and Hispanic and African touches.

For her vast work she was awarded the María Teresa García Montes de Giberga awards (1958); National of Cultural Research (1999); Internacional Fernando Ortiz (2000), and Orden Félix Varela, highest decoration of the Cuban Council of State to those who have made extraordinary contributions to artistic and literary culture.

In its social networks, the Cuban Institute of Music reported that the ashes of María Teresa Linares will be deposited in the family pantheon. (ACN) (Photo: File)