Rey Caney

Musical Artist

1926 –


Who is Rey Caney?

Rey Caney is a Cuban singer, guitarist and tresero. He led Cuarteto Patría for some time; this famous group is now led by Eliades Ochoa. In the middle 1950s, he took over Compay Segundo's place in the duo Los Compadres, the other partner being his elder brother Lorenzo Hierrezuelo. He and his brother sang together for thirty years. He also sang and played with many other groups, and finally came back to Santiago de Cuba to lead the Vieja Trova Santiaguera, one of the top groups in Cuba's second city. He also worked with his sister Caridad Hierrezuelo, a singer of guaracha style.

His most popular composition is Caña quemá.

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Dec 30, 1926

on July 23, 2013


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