Facundo Cabral had been a very popular singer and philosopher. He was also an author of many of the songs he sang and many artists have adopted his songs as well . He had sung "protest" songs that made him popular. He also had traveled with Alberto Cortez and made a record(cd)together with him. Mr. Cabral appeared early in his career at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He became a good friend of famous composer Jose Alfredo Jimenez of Mexico and has himself a large fan following in Mexico.
He was murdered the morning of July 9th of 2011 in Guatemala city, Guatemala (city which has been victim of violence for many years), while he was heading to La Aurora international airport to give another concert in Nicaragua. His las concert was given in Quetzaltenango city, Guatemala on July 7th of 2011. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.