Juan Formell

Cuban musician

Juan Clímaco Formell Fortuna[1][2] (2 August 1942 – 1 May 2014) was a Cuban musician, bassist, composer, and arranger. He was best known as the director of Los Van Van Orchestra. He began a career in the music industry in 1957. He was a Grammy Award in the Latin/Best Salsa Performance category for his work on the album "Van Van is Here (Llegó Van Van)" in 1999. He was born in Havana.

Juan Formell in October 2013.

Formell died on 1 May 2014 in Havana, aged 71.[3]


  1. Muere Juan Fornell
  2. Ficha Juan Fornell en EcuRed
  3. Cantor-Navas, Judy (1 May 2014). "Juan Formell of Los Van Van Dead at 71". Billboard. Retrieved 2 May 2014.

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