Singer Olga Ramos, queen of the 'cuple', dies

25th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 August 2005, MADRID — Olga Ramos, considered one of the country's most distinguished singers of the 'cuplé' has died. She was 87.

25 August 2005

MADRID — Olga Ramos, considered one of the country's most distinguished singers of the 'cuplé' has died. She was 87.

Ramos was known as the 'queen of the cuplé', a form of operatic singing traditionally from Madrid.

She died at her home in San Sebastian de los Reyes in Madrid, according to her family.

Though she was born in Badajoz in western Spain, she was a symbol of this very traditional form of singing in the capital.

She is credited with popularising the  cuplé as well as the 'chotis' which is a traditional dance from Madrid.

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Subject: Spanish news

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