MADRE Mourns the Death of Argentine Singer-Songwriter Facundo Cabral
Posted on: Monday, July 11, 2011
MADRE joins many in mourning the death of Facundo Cabral, an Argentine singer-songwriter who used his music and lyrics to promote peace. Known for his protest songs and opposition to military dictatorships in Latin America, Cabral was named a “worldwide messenger of peace” by the United Nations in 1996.
On July 8 in Guatemala City, while on his way to the airport after finishing a week of performances in Guatemala, Cabral’s car was ambushed by several gunmen. He was shot and killed.