Η Fredesvinda Garcia Herrera ή απλά Freddy ήταν ένα αστέρι που έλαμψε εκτυφλωτικά, τουλάχιστον στην Κούβα, αλλά έσβησε μόλις 26 ετών, στις 31 Ιουλίου του 1961.
Η φωνή της ήταν απλά συγκλονιστική.
Στο Cubanow.net, γράφει για τη Freddy η Maria del Carmen Mestas :
Her name was Fredesvinda Garcia, born in l933 in the town of
Along with her 305 pounds and a little wooden suitcase, with some of her personal belongings, she traveled to
And she found it through the classified ads of El País newspaper. "Cook needed". And there she went. It was the Bengochea family, and everyone in the house enjoyed the specially seasoned dishes Freddy cooked. "These are delights", the owner of the house happily exclaimed.
But Freddy didn’t care fot that praise, she was unsatisfied because she had not yet fulfilled the object of her trip: to become a great singing star. Then, someone told her about the
Shy at first, she began singing to an astonished audience. Like nobody else could, she sang bolerones, heavy boleros full of love stories. She interpreted them with great sadness from the soul, as if she were singing about her own pain.
Η συνέχεια στο cubanow.
το Tengo, ηχογραφημένο το 1960, με την ορχήστρα του Humberto Suarez.