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Justo Betancourt (b. December 6, 1940) is a Cuban singer famous for his interpretation of Pa' bravo yo. He was born in Matanzas, but has lived a significant amount of time in the United States and Puerto Rico. His music shows Cuban influence but developed in the direction of Puerto-Rican Salsa.[1] Betancourt led a group called Borincuba (Conjunto Borincuba), a combination of the names Cuba and Boricua, a name for Puerto Rico of Taíno origin.[2] In addition to recording a number of solo albums, he has played with Fania All Stars, Sonora Matancera, as well as performing with musicians Eddie Palmieri and Ray Barretto, among others.[3]

He suffers from diabetes and was hospitalized after fainting in 2008.[4]

Discography[3]

  • El Que Sabe Sabe (1972)
  • El Bravo de Siempre (1992)
  • El Explosivo (1992)
  • Justo Betancourt [Vol. 1 & 2] (1992)
  • Leguleya No (1992)
  • Pa' Bravo Yo (1992)
  • Distinto y Diferente (1993)
  • Lo Sabemos (1993)
  • The Best of Justo Betancourt (1993)
  • Presencia (1995)
  • Mató (1998)

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