Rafael Hernández Marín, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Rafael Hernández Marín

Puerto Rican musician, United States Army soldier

Date of Birth: 24-Oct-1891

Place of Birth: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, United States

Date of Death: 11-Dec-1965

Profession: composer

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Rafael Hernández Marín

  • Rafael Hernández Marín (October 24, 1892 – December 11, 1965) was a Puerto Rican songwriter, author of hundreds of popular songs in the Latin American repertoire.
  • He specialized in Puerto Rican styles such as the canción, bolero and guaracha.
  • Among his most famous compositions are "Lamento borincano", "Capullito de alhelí", "Campanitas de cristal", "Cachita", "Silencio", "El cumbanchero", "Ausencia" and "Perfume de gardenias".
  • Cachita was featured in the film Hemingway and Gellhorn (2012).

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