Papi Oviedo

Cuban musician

Gilberto "Papi" Oviedo la Portilla (9 February 1938 – 31 October 2017)[1] was a Cuban tres player. He was born in La Habana. He started playing the tres when he was about 15. Oviedo was the tres player in Elio Revé's band for 13 years. He has been on tour with Buena Vista Social Club exposing the son style to wider audiences.

Oviedo in 2015

Oviedo died of lung cancer in Havana, Cuba on 31 October 2017 at the age of 79.[2]


  1. Papi Oviedo Article at EcuRed website. Retrieved on 26 November 2015.
  2. Falleció Gilberto Oviedo (Papi) afamado tresero cubano Archived 2017-11-06 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)