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Cuban Artists You Should Listen To: Daymé Arocena

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Friday February 16, 2018

From Billboard

From Hip-Hop to Jazz to Reggae, Here Are the Cuban Artists You Should Be Listening to Today
By: Marjua Estevez

Daymé Arocena: Born and raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena is a singing drum. Her mouth blooms a litany of ethereal chants, a sacred devotion as impeccable as her white ensembles against her molasses skin—traditional garb in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. She moves in the world the way she moves on any stage: swaying hips and wagging fingers, building a quiet momentum that becomes a thunderclap. A toast of the global jazz community, who carries both Celia Cruz and Aretha Franklin in her heart, Arocena is a must-have on any playlist surveying the Cuban musical spectrum.

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