5 Cuban female voices to listen to

5 Cuban female voices to listen to

Music in Cuba is an important part of the country.  In every street you can hear the sounds of any fashionable song early on, no matter what day it is. There are festivals that are even exponents of the best of Cuban music. Today in NosotrosCubaneamos we want to share with you. In this article we present you 5 Cuban female voices that you should listen to if you are interested in current Cuban music.

Haydée Milanés

Haydée Milanés is a Cuban singer, composer, arranger and music producer born in 1980 in Havana, Cuba. She is the daughter of the figure of the “Nueva Trova”, Pablo Milanés and a representative interpreter of the new Cuban musical scene.

She has collaborated with important interpreters such as Chico Buarque, Adalberto Álvarez, Harold López-Nussa, Enrique Plá, Jorge Reyes, Descemer Bueno, Tata Güines, Fito Páez, Pedro Aznar, Luiz Melodía, Carmen París, Los Ángeles Azules (Mexico), Kelvis Ochoa, Issac Delgado, Omara Portuondo, among others.


Daymé Arocena

At just 22 years old, Dayme Arocena is a talented and charismatic representation of the latest Cuban music. Her powerful voice and her capacity to assimilate the most diverse musical currents -especially jazz and Cuban songs-, together with her devotion to Afro-Cuban culture, make her one of the most exciting young artists on the contemporary Cuban scene. [taken from daymearocena.com]


 Danay Suárez

Cuban rap singer, considered “the representative of feminine conscious hip hop in Cuba, with an exquisite voice and the most intelligent lyrics”.

Self-taught. When she was only 15 years old, being a shy little girl, she began her musical career at the National Theater. She continued singing in concerts organized by the Cuban Rap Agency, the institution that promotes hip-hop in Cuba. Then he began working with Aldo, one half of the rap duo Los Aldeanos. Aldo helped Danay record and produce his own songs (“Libre”, “Individual”) and she sings with him on some of his songs. Within the underground movement her closest collaborators have been: Santa Humbertico, Raudel, Los Aldeanos, Explosión Suprema, Anónimo Consejo, Krudas, Magyorie Epg, El Lápiz.

 Luna Manzanares

A talented Cuban singer with a wide vocal range, each one of her interpretations is inspired by the outstanding Cuban voices of María Teresa Vera, Benny Moré, Omara Portuondo, Miguelito Valdés or the Trío Matamoros and is influenced by well-known artists such as Elena Burke, Pablo Milanés and Gema Corredera. Her repertoire is a mixture of jazz, trova, Brazilian and North American music. She was part of the group Schola Cantorum Coralina, with which she performed on several important stages in Cuba. At the beginning of his career he began to work with Emir Santa Cruz and Michel Herrera singing jazz. Then he collaborated with different artists, among them, Inti Santana, Haydée Milanés, whose band he formed for quite some time, Raúl Paz, Adrián Berazaín, Juan Antonio Leyva and Descemer Bueno.  Luna became famous in Cuba for “Tanta soledad”, the theme of the Cuban soap opera Bajo el mismo sol. From 2012 he consolidated his career forming his own band. He has participated in several concerts within the island [taken from CiberCuba].

Eme Alfonso

Talented singer and composer, member of the family that heads the mythical group Síntesis, of which she is the singer. She currently explores different rhythms using her sensual voice that gathers from soul to jazz, Funk, R&B and Cuban and Latin music in general. During her solo career she has won awards. The Cubadisco 2009 for Best Fusion Album with her album “Señales” stands out. She also received the Lucas “2010” award for Ángel” Best Video Song. She was awarded Cubadisco in 2012 “Eme” Best Pop-Fusion Album. The U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) named her the new Cuban sound. Eme gracefully mixes different island sounds with more universal ones, resulting in very original and fresh compositions. [taken from CiberCuba]



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