PERFORMERS

Born in Seville,1986. She grew up between the Alameda de Hercules and the Sevillian Aljarafe, surrounded by artists. At the age of 11, she began her musical training at the Elementary Conservatory of Triana. After that, she started going to college, with 15 years old, at the Professional Conservatory "Cristóbal de Morales" in Seville. Finally, with just 17 years old, and skipping 4 courses, she began her bachelor’s degree in the specialty of Flamencology, in Córdoba

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1984, he started his music studies at the age of 14 at the music school “Maestro Gombau”, in Madrid. Then, at the age of 16, he made his first debut in a flamenco festival called “Los Almaizares”, playing with José de Luna.    
José is a student of the most renowned Cajon player and flamenco percussionist “El Piraña”, as well as Lucky Losada, Ramón Porrina and Sabú.

Born on September 2, 1980, in Florham Park, New Jersey, United States. Mark Guiliana is a drummer, composer, educator, producer and founder of  Beat Music Productions; through which he launched My Life Starts Now and Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations, as conductor.
His conceptual approach to the instrument is also showed in Mehliana, the electric duo with Brad Mehldau on keyboards and synthesizers. The band's debut album, Taming the Dragon (Nonesuch), was released in early 2014.

In 2008, the Maracatu Baque Mulher was born in Recife / PE. It was founded by the teacher Joana Cavalcante, the first (and only) woman to lead a nation of Maracatu in the World, the Nation of Maracatu Encanto del Pina. The Baque Mulher is a group from Maracatu de Baque virado, formed only by women who sing, dance and play their own songs composed as an instrument of feminine expression, struggle and resistance to women's rights. Born in the community of Bode (in Recife / PE), Baque Mulher is located in seven states of Brazil, as well as in other countries such as Argentina and Germany.

“Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival” 2018

Was Born in Brooklyn, Nueva York July 23, 1952.

In 1965 Siegel recorded with a band named: Young Generation in Red Bird Records . In 1972 the original Manhattan Transfer had dissolved, and the founder Tim Hauser formed the group again with few different singers, including Siegel. This incarnation of the group has enjoyed international popularity, covering songs from the 1930s through the 1980s in a variety of genres including jazz fusion, R & B, outbreak, and doo wop. The band has received 10 Grammy awards during the stay of Siegel, and it was included in the Hall of Fame Vocal Group in 2003.

“Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival” 2018

João Donato de Oliveira Neto was born in Rio Branco, the capital of the Acre, Brasil  August 17, 1934. His father, also named João Donato, was an airplane pilot, and during his free time used to play the Mandolin. His mother was a Singer, the older sister, Eneyda, studied to be a concert pianist, and the younger brother Lysias chose the lyrics, so, he ended up collaborating on his brother’s compositions.

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