PERFORMERS

Founded in 1956 by maestro Elio Revé Matos, an important figure of Cuban music, Elio Revé and his Charangón has been for many years, one of the most prestigious musical groups in Cuba and other parts of the world.

Its creator, born in Guantanamo (eastern province of Cuba) on June 23, 1930 and faithful exponent of the best values of Cuban music, was listed as "Father of the Changüí" for the contributions he made at this rate, in addition to being one of his greatest defenders.

Maykel Blanco Cuevas, known as Maykel Blanco, is a composer, arranger and musical director born in Havana in 1982.

From a very young age he learned to play percussion, playing rumba in the street, singing and trying to imitate the artists of the moment, accompanied by pots, boxes or any object that could be hit. At the age of 12, he began his percussion and piano studies at the Geraldo Guanche night school, continuing later at the Amadeo Roldán conservatory.

Emilio Frías, better known as "El Niño", is a Cuban singer and composer, born in Havana.

From a very young age he showed a strong vocation for music, and in particular, for traditional rhythms. He was part of the movement of amateur artists, and had the opportunity to perform at various festivals in which he obtained multiple awards. At the age of 14, he formed his first musical group with which he also received a great prize.

Aisar Hernandez Segundo is a Cuban bassist, composer and arranger, born in the province of Camaguey. He has worked in great Cuban orchestras such as; Maravillas de Florida, a type of graduation school for any Camaguey musician, Juan Carlos Alfonso y su Dan Den and Elito Revé y su Charangón, orchestra of which he was musical director for 10 years.

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