Equis Alfonso || Music Mondays Feature Artiste
Equis Alfonso (also known as X Alfonson)
Hails from: Havana (and grew up playing in Síntesis, his parents’ band, which is still going strong)
Known for: Founding and directing the FAC (Fábrica de Arte Cubano), a huge, hyperactive venue for music, and other arts as well, in Vedado.
Sound: A Cuban-style fusion: “If a chart specialist heard my music, he or she wouldn’t know how to classify it.”
Memorable moment: Performing in front of a live audience of more than 1 million people in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución — which was broadcast throughout the hemisphere — at Juanes’ 2009 marathon “Paz Sin Fronteras” concert.
What’s next for Cuba? “This is a historic moment we’re living in. A new dialogue has opened up. It’s time to open ourselves to the outside world.”
Read about more Cuban Artistes in this Billboard article at: http://www.billboard.com/photos/6539013/cuban-music-stars-descemer-bueno-los-van-van-alexander-abreu-more/2
- Data Source: Wikipedia