Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Buried
The 78-year-old Cuban singer died on Saturday (06AUG05) just days after ending a tour in Europe and checking into hospital with gastroenteritis symptoms.
Recordings of Ferrer's hits were played at his funeral at the Colon cemetery, which was attended by more than 200 friends, family, Cuban officials and fellow musicians.
Buena Vista Social Club guitarist MANUEL GALVAN says, "We have lost something glorious.
"Ibrahim had the same voice he had when we listened to him in his youth. I don't know how he was able to conserve his voice so clear like that, so clear."
Ferrer's musician pal JUAN DE MARCOS adds, "Ibrahim was always a shy guy. He never wanted to be in front of the band. He thought that the proper place for him was in the back of the band because he never was in the front of any band in his life."