Compay Segundo
Date of Birth
Nov 18, 1907
Birth Place:
Siboney, Cuba


A veteran guitarist whose innovation helped to fuel the Cuban music scene of the 1940s, Compay Segundo's career as a musician received a healthy second wind thanks to director Wim Wenders' 1998 documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Born Maximo Francisco Repilado Munoz in November 1907, Segundo began performing as a musician in his teens. He soon put his instrumental knowledge to work in creating...