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us: Bola de Nieve (Musician), 1911-1971

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    • us: De Nieve, Bola (Musician), 1911-1971
    • us: Nieve, Bola de (Musician), 1911-1971
    • us: Villa, Ignacio, 1911-1971
    • us: Villa y Fernández, Ignacio Jacinto, 1911-1971
    • us: Fernández, Ignacio Jacinto Villa y, 1911-1971
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Guanabacoa (Havana, Cuba)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Mexico City (Mexico)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cuba
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Composers
          (lcsh) Pianists
            (lcsh) Singers
        • Sources

          • found: Bola de Nieve, in memoriam [SR] 1981?: v. 1, label (Bola de Nieve, Ignacio Villa, Cuban singer/pianist/composer) container (b. 1913; d. 1971)
          • found: Bola de Nieve, c1998: p. 7 (Ignacio Jacinto Villa y Fernández, known internationally as Bola de Nieve; b. Havana, Sept. 11, 1911) p. 16 (d. Mexico City, Oct. 2, 1971)
          • found: Dicc. de la música española e hispanoamericana (Bola de Nieve (Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández); b. Havana, Sept. 11, 1911; d. México, Oct. 2, 1971)
          • found: Wikipedia, July 7, 2014 (Bola de Nieve; born11 September 1911; died 2 October 1971 in Mexico City; born Ignacio Jacinto Villa, was a successful Cuban singer-pianist and songwriter, whose round, black face earned him the nickname by which he was always known (in English Snowball). Villa studied at the Mateu Conservatoire of Havana. He worked as a chauffeur and played piano for silent films until his friend Rita Montaner took him on as an accompanist in the early 1930s. He was an elite rather than a popular figure, a sophisticated cabaret stylist known for ironic patter, subtle musical interpretation, with a repertoire that included songs in French, English, Catalan, Portuguese and Italian.
        • LC Classification

          • ML420.B665
        • Change Notes

          • 1983-08-03: new
          • 2014-07-07: revised
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