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DAYMÉ AROCENA

Daymé Arocena is a Grammy-nominated and Juno-award-winning Afro-Cuban jazz singer, composer and choir director often compared to renowned artists such as Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, La Lupe, and Ella Fitzgerald and is considered Cuba’s “finest young female singer”. Her debut LP Nueva Era received acclaim and was listed among NPR’s 50 favorite albums of the year. Another of her projects, “Sonocardiogram”, was among the four finalists for the British Critics’ Awards, showcasing her vision of Cuban music and Caribbean rhythms and styles. She’s received praise from New York Times, The Guardian, Billboard, plus she has presented masterclasses & workshops in some of the most prestigious music conservatories in the US, namely Berklee and NYU. Furthermore, Daymé has performed in 25 different countries all over the world, including prestigious festivals worldwide, from Glastonbury to Primavera Sound. Este año lanzó una colaboración única con Alcolirykos, fusionando el rap con su estilo inigualable The artist is currently working on her new album Alkemi which will be released in February 2024, opens a new chapter in her career and is being produced by Eduardo Cabra (Visitante Calle 13). Alkemi is an album that strives to achieve the “golden formula”, the ideal harmony between Jazz and its Pop, Latin, Caribbean, Urban, and Modern counterparts in Afro-Latin culture and brings Daymé out of her comfort zone in order to show her versatility. She completed the “Signature Artist” program at Berklee College of Music and got a scholarship for the Old Town School of Folk Music – Concerts. She has been nominated for the High Impact Scholars, Artists, and Journalists from Latin America Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin. This fellowship, is funded by The Mellon Foundation.

Artist

Afro-Cuban jazz singer, composer, and choir conductor who blends influences from rumba, salsa, and other Caribbean genres in her music.

Alkemi

Daymé is currently working on her new album Alkemi, which will be released on February 23, 2024, with Eduardo Cabra, one of the most legendary producers in the history of Latin music and the man who holds the record as the most awarded music producer in the world.

in the history of Latin music and the man who holds the record of being the most awarded music producer in the history of the Latin

in the history of The Latin Recording Academy with 28 Awards and 47 Nominations to date.

The first two singles, Suave y Pegao, a collaboration featuring Rafa Pabön, and American Boy, are now available on all platforms.

Nomination

She won the 2015 Juno Award for Best Jazz Album as a member of the female jazz collective “Maqueque.” She was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for “Oddara”, as a member of the female jazz collective “Maqueque” in 2017. Her work was featured in “The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century” by National Public Radio (NPR) in 2018. She ranked 67th and 68th in the annual Downbeat International Critics Poll as “Rising Female Vocalist” in 2019-2020. She received a grant from the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund (first wave) in 2020. She was nominated for the Songlines Awards for Best Americas Album for “Sonocardiogram” in 2020. She Completed the “Signature Artist” program at Berklee College of Music and got a scholarship for the Old Town School of Folk Music – Concerts.