As a performer and composer, I use my music as a catalyst for creation and self-expression. Growing up in Santiago de Cuba, a rich cultural environment where folkloric music forms an integral part of daily life, I received classical music instruction. Later, in Europe and the US, as I was deeply inspired by orchestral music from the 20th century, I studied the work of contemporary classical and jazz composers, and collaborated with some of the most creative and forward-thinking musicians, composers, choreographers, historians, and visual artists.
They encouraged me to explore my Afro-Cuban musical roots and the socio-cultural impact of its musical syncretism in-depth. Since then, I have dedicated myself to the study and research of the diverse musical systems and rhythmic patterns orally transmitted from the African Diaspora communities of the New World, and its spectrum of unlimited sonic possibilities is a primary source for my work.
I strive to create bridges between cultures, expand consciousness, and push musical boundaries through classical, contemporary, and traditional musical forms. As I incorporate these genres into my compositions, my goal is to present them in new format accessible to a broad audiences.