Francisco Cespedes – Latin American musician, songwriter, and singer.
Francisco Cespedes (full name Francisco Fabián Céspedes Rodríguez) was born on 28 February 1957 in Santa Clara in Cuba. In 1993, he moved to Mexico and became a naturalized citizen. The singer has another pseudonym, Pancho Cespedes.
Cespedes wanted to become a doctor. He was getting a medical education at a university in Havana. However, when he got a chance to become a musician, the young man readily exchanged stethoscope for a microphone. For several years, Francisco performed with different Cuban groups. At one time, he played with Pucho Lopez’s group. Together they toured Spain in the early 1990’s. Cespedes worked out his own style, which was a mix of bolero and jazz. Soon he moved to Mexico and decided to pursue a solo career.
In 1993, a popular Mexican singer Luis Miguel included one of Cespedes’ songs “Pensar En Ti” in his LP Aries. In 1996, Miguel made another one of Francisco’s songs “Que Tu Te Vas” a part of his album Nada Es Igual. This helped Cespedes gain some weight in the music industry.