Eduardo Morales Orozco, affectionately known as "Tiburón" (The Shark), emerges from the rich musical soil of Cuba as a charismatic figure and a legendary Cuban musician.
Born on October 17, 1935, in the vicinity of Central Amancio Rodriguez, formerly known as Francisco Guayabal, his journey through the world of Cuban music has left an indelible mark on both the island and beyond.
Tiburón Morales, originally a talented baseball player in Camagüey, discovered his musical talent during impromptu singing sessions with teammates.
His fate took a turn when he met Adalberto Álvarez at the Salón del Son in Santiago de Cuba, shifting him from the baseball diamond to the music stage.
The creation of "Son 14" in 1978, with Tiburón Morales, Adalberto Álvarez, and Lázaro Rosabal, marked a turning point. They blended traditional Cuban rhythms with a unique twist, with Tiburón's voice leading the way.
Tiburón wowed audiences with his renditions of classics like "A Bayamo en Coche," "Son Como Son," and "Las Hojas Blancas," captivating listeners in Cuba and beyond.
His charisma and vocal talent transcended borders, leading to collaborations with global stars like Oscar de León and Bob Marley.
Tiburón's contributions earned him accolades like the Best Worker of the Culture Workers' Union and the Medal for 25 Years of Work from the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).
Today, Tiburón Morales' voice still resonates worldwide, celebrated in festivals, recordings, and the hearts of music lovers. He remains a symbol of Cuban musical excellence, proving the enduring power of Cuban music to touch souls everywhere.