Festival Son Cuba :: Artists 2010


Born in 1942 in Ciego de Avila, Central Cuba, Luis Diaz discovered his musical talent at an early age. Before he founded ‘Luis Diaz y los 5 del son’, he had been known as one of the most outstanding interpreters of son. With bandleader Alfredo Perez the virtuosic musicians play along with the sonero and present the very essence of Son Cubano. Timeless melodies and driving rhythms. Whenever the old sonero and his band are on stage, there is nobody left on their seats. The music is fabulous and Diaz’ voice is astonishing. He is a master of Cuban rhythms, from slow bolero over lively mambo to the quick guaracha. Their repertoire reaches from traditional songs, up to compositions by Luis and Alfredo themselves. Up to today the band around exceptional singer Luis Diaz is one of the most important interpreters of Cuban son.

Driving percussion and sensual dance

Afro Rumba All Stars is an extraordinary group of Cuban dancers accompanied by great percussion musicians. With their fantastic shows they will bring Cuba to you and you will feel the energy and power of the Cuban dance. They are well known as excellent instructors at national and international congresses as well as at dance academies for their highly professional teaching. All members of Afro Cuban All Stars are trained by the worldfamous ISA ( Instituto Superior de Arte) in Cuba.
They are specialized in all of the traditional, popular and modern Cuban dances like Afrocuban, Rumba, Son, Mambo, Chachacha and Salsa.

Traditional Son & Jazz Piano

The guitarist and singer with the marvellous lyric voice accompanied even Buena Vista Social Club star Compay Segundo on his international tours and impresses any audience with her naturality. Born in Villa Clara, Central Cuba, she is head of the group EVACUACIÓN, which is dedicated to perform son and traditional trova and many other rhythms of the island.

The young pianist Marialy Pacheco from Havana combine sin her performance and her compositions technical brilliance and impressing sensibility. With just 24 years she already played on many international stages and won several prices and published here third solo album.

pure talent

Nearly 2 meters tall, the young singer, composer and dancer Kel Torres represents the new generation of great Cuban entertainers. On international tours since being part of Cuban Opera at the early age of 17, Kel joined two years the famous Havana Night Show in Las Vegas. Living actually in Berlin he just presented his first solo album, being composer, arranger and producer of all songs.