“When we look back on 2019, the history of contemporary music will be marked by the emergence of the visionary Cuban musician
NPR Alt Latino
Cimafunk is by far the most exciting new faces in the Latin music space. Singer, composer and producer, the young Cuban sensation offers a bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms, which is currently revolutionizing the island’s music scene.
Cimafunk is a cimarrón*, a free being defying classification, a pilgrim in search of new musical miscegenation and the reunion of black music. He believes in nothing but the power of the Groove and the cathartic communion of dancing bodies. A renaissance man, conscious of his roots and musical ancestry, Cimafunk’s music looks firmly into the future.
“By all accounts Cuba’s 2018 revelation of the year”
His debut album «Terapia» (Independent Production, 2017) and especially his electric live shows have conquered a multitude of audiences from Havana and New York to Madrid and Paris. His single “Me Voy” is a major hit in Cuba and its refrain, which is on everyone’s mouth, is now part of the pop culture. Before hitting the road to tour internationally, he broke attendance records in iconic Cuban venues such as the Fabrica de Arte Cubano, El Sauce and La Tropical. After successful debut tours in the US and Europe, next stops include Lollapalooza Argentina, Lollapalooza Chile, New Orleans Jazz Fest and the Playboy Jazz Fest.
His Videoclip of “Me Voy” won the 2018 Lucas Awards in the category “Most Popular Video.” Billboard selected him among the 10 Latin Artist to follow in 2019. NPR listed “El Potaje” as No. 6 best song of 2019.
- Fugitive slaves who settled in the wild to lead a free life in Cuba.
“Cimafunk’s magic is at its peak when he’s singing live”
The New Yorker
Featured image Courtesy of Cimafunk.