LATE ANTONIO MACHINS SISTER JULIA HOLDS CLIPPING OF HER BROTHER.
Gloria "Chiquitica" Machin holds a newspaper clipping of her late brother, Afrocuban musician Antonio Machin, in Havana, January 13, 2004. Antonio Machin, one of the early legends of Cuban music led his own acoustic band in the 1920's, leaving Havana for New York in 1930 where he released his hit song "El Manisero (The peanut vendor)" and is considered one of the all-time finest Cuban bolero singers. After leaving New York for London and Paris during the thirties, he went to Madrid where he lived and recorded for several decades until his death in 1977. Machin would be 100 years old on January 17, 2004. PICTURE TAKEN JANUARY 13 BC-CUBA-MACHIN REUTERS/Claudia Daut