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AND 2021 LATIN GRAMMY AWARD FOR THE BEST ALBUM OF TRADITIONAL CUBAN MUSIC.
Alain Pérez born in Manaca Iznaga (Cuba, Trinidad), and influenced by popular Cuban music, flamenco and jazz. With a journey of more than two decades, composing, singing and sharing the stage with the greatest of each rank. At the same time being musical director and making arrangements for some of the best, Maestro Paco de Lucía, multi-instrumentalist with Irakere of Chucho Valdés, conductor of the Issac Delgado orchestra, and musical producer of Estrella Morente, Celia Cruz, among others. Most recently producing Diverso, by world reowned Miguel Poveda.
Four times nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards, in the Balboa category: Best Traditional Tropical Music Album with "El Alma del son, Tributo a Matamoros" (2015);
Best Salsa Album with «ADN» (2017); Winner Best Traditional Tropical Album with Issac Delgado and Orquesta Aragón (2021), Best Salsa Album Plena 79 salsa Orchestra Feat. Alain Pérez & Jeremy Bosch (2023)
Traditional Cuban music runs in her veins and jazz and American funk have shaped her artistic personality. Born in Cuba, to a very close family that enjoys warm afternoons improvising a melody, Leslie Cartaya decided to begin her solo career with her first record production “No Pares.”
Singing is Leslie’s best therapy. She learned, from an early age, to clearly express her feelings, joys, passions, sadness, and even melancholic moments through music. Leslie admits to having discovered traditional Cuban and Brazilian music as she reminisces about her family, in particular, her cousins. They were the first to teach her nursery rhymes and accompany her on the guitar while she sang.
Caribbean, Afro-American, Afro-Latin, and Latin American musical rhythms create a harmonious fusion in “No Pares,” a 19-track production. 18 of them are written and composed by Leslie. “In this CD, my first experience as co-producer and musical arranger, I had the opportunity of working with renowned musicians who supported me every step of the way,” said this attractive brunette. She defines herself as a happy, adventurous, inquisitive, expressive, but most of all a perfectionist woman. The official CD Release concert of “No Pares” took place at the Miami Dade County Auditorium on April 18. It was part of Miami on Stage, a series of concerts sponsored by Fundarte. With the release of “No Pares,” Leslie went up to the fifth position on the Miami Latin Reverbnation Charts.
Joseph Derteano, a trumpeter, music producer, and passionate about jazz and world music, is the big reveal you were anticipating.
Derteano, who is based in Spain, is from Venezuela. With four albums under his belt, Derteano is a must-see live music artist.
Musical Trip, his latest album, is a comprehensive collection of different genres, senses, and experiences in one package.
Jonathan Jiménez, leader of the formation "Arrels de Gracia" is part of the Catalan rumba family tree.
This combo arrives that offers a cheerful, festive, seductive and fresh sound. Fast-paced rhythms, energy and contemporary lyrics make Arrels de Gràcia one of the most suggestive proposals of popular music in our country.
Compota de Manana It is one of the most avant-garde and ambitious bands in the current European music scene. With its own seal and originality as its flag, it has become much more than just a Latin music band. Erik Castillo, singer, composer and percussionist, is the leader and creator of this artistic movement where creativity, aesthetics and audiovisuals put the link to a fun and transgressive musical proposal like few others.
The release of their first album "La Alternatimba" in 2018 was spectacularly received. Solar Latin Club, one of the most important Latin music blogs, included this album in the list of the twenty best of 2018.
Compota de Manana toured Spain and Europe playing in some of the most important festivals and venues on the continent receiving great reviews from the international press, including prestigious newspapers like Le Monde or El Periódico de Cataluña.
In 2020 the music industry was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the band had to cancel their tour and all the audiovisual projects they had prepared for that year. Despite the difficulties of making music in those conditions, they remained creative and released the singles "Raro" and "Baja la Velocidad”.
At the beginning of 2021 Compota becomes part of the band of the artist Nahty Peluso. When such opportunity arises, they temporarily stop activities to focus on this new project and defend the Latin Grammy winning album "Calambre".
With Nathy Peluso, they travel around the world performing 50 concerts in almost two years, playing in festivals as important as Coachella in Los Angeles, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Ceremonia in Mexico, Sonar,…
In December 2022 they release the new single "De Moda”, with one of the most important figures of Cuban music: Alexander Abreu. This single marks the beginning of what will be the new adventure of Compota de Manana: their new album "Cuestión de Tiempo”. Coming out in 2024, it will include spectacular surprise collaborations Ready for the tour? The band has already closed dates in Europe and Latam. Don't worry, Compota coming to your city is just "Cuestión de Tiempo.”!
Jose Carlos Sánchez (Jay Kalo) was born in Havana (Cuba) on September 15, 1997. He began his musical career at the age of 10 and studied percussion at the Escuela Nacional de Arte de Cuba (ENA).
He won first place at the International Drum Festival in Cuba on two consecutive occasions.
At the age of 17, his first trip was in New York, to perform with the "Big Band Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra" where he met and played with Wynton Marsalis.
At the end of his studies, he began to play and record with many national and international artists, such as Alain Pérez (album "El cuento de la buena pipa"), Omara Portuondo (jazz festival "Barranquijazz", Colombia), Maria del Mar Bonet (tour "Ultramar") and others.
His latest project, Jay Kalo Cuban Quintet, has the musical language of jazz influenced by Afro-Cuban roots such as: timba, rumba, son, among others.
A rhythmic journey, in which the fusion of these styles predominates, with freshness and movement.
This project is created so that the public can enjoy Latin jazz with the essence of Cuba.
"The Outsiders of Dixie" was born in Barcelona in 2012 under the initiative of Joseph Derteano with the aim of preserving the purest and most original tradition of jazz. They strive to convey the joy, emotion, and vivacity of early 20th-century Original Jazz in the most formal manner possible.
In that very year, they recorded their debut album, aptly titled "VOL. 1," and since then, they have adeptly taken on the role of swing and Dixie ambassadors, wherever one can enjoy their musical spectacle.
In February 2013, they recorded their second work, "THE OUTSIDERS of Dixie - VOL. 2." In 2015, they released their first Christmas single, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
In mid-2022, they recorded the single "Shaik of Araby," and by the end of the same year, they released the single "Mack the Knife" as a preview of their third studio album. In December 2022, they published their second Christmas single, "Winter Wonderland."
In January 2023, they unveiled their third studio album, titled "Thinking About New Orleans."
Currently, they are in the process of recording their fourth studio album, set to be released in mid-2023. They have performed numerous concerts throughout Spain and are preparing for upcoming international performances.
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