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Danay Suárez


The main asset of this young singer, born in Havana in 1985, is her versatility, her ability to move from Jazz to Hip-Hop, to the island's traditional genres without any trouble at all. At the same time, she has the ability to evoke the sweet nothings of Nina Simone and Erykah Badu in a smooth, satiny formula in which the password is elegance. Tempered under the watchful eye of Aldo Rodríguez (Los Aldeanos), she developed artistically with the help of X Alfonso, until she took her giant step with the Havana Cultura Project, prior to the release of her first album, "Polvo de la Humedad" in 2014 (Universal Music, 2014). Since then, and after going through South By Southwest, Hip-Hop al Parque, LAMC, Central Park Summer-Stage, Ted Global Rio, Afro-Latino Festival, LEAF Festival, Méditerranée Festival Ashdod and Global Cuba Fest, all between 2013 and 2016, her acclaim has done nothing but grow, especially after the release of her second album, Palabras Manuales (Universal Latin Music, 2017), on which she collaborates with Stephen Marley (Bob Marley's son, and leader of Raggamuffin), Idan Raichel (Fusion master of Jazz, Electronic and traditional Ethiopian or Sephardic music), Aja Monet (Poet, Writer and precocious winner of the Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam) and Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. Her progression has been endorsed by La Gaviota de Plata de la Inspiración that she secured in the Viña del Mar Festival (Chile, 2017).

Danay Suarez