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Juan Formell

Born: August 2 1942
Born in: Havana, Cuba
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Juan Formell

Juan Formell (August 2, 1942 – May 1, 2014) was a Cuban bassist, composer, and arranger, best known as the director of Los Van Van. He was a creator of popular danceable music and credited with bringing electronic instrumentation into the Cuban musical form.

His full name was Juan Clímaco (John Climacus).

His professional activity started in 1957 as musician of cabarets orchestras, radio and television. In 1959 he worked as bassist of Musical Band of Revolutionary Police. He died at the age of 71 in 2014.