Latin Groove with Gerardo Contino
Gritty, witty and streetwise, the Havana-born Gerardo Contino, "El Abogado de la Salsa," is a Cuban singer and songwriter. This former lead singer of the Cuban mega-group NG La Banda is a party onstage: he loves to improvise and to pull the audience into call & response. Gerardo created Los Habaneros in 2012, and released their first album, Somos Latinos, in 2013. In 2015, Gerardo also joined the Max Weinberg Orchestra as the lead-Latin singer, and the Larry Harlow's Latin Legend's Band. With the Latin Legend's, Gerardo has toured in Japan and Colombia (upcoming). Through his musical projects, Gerardo has toured in Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, and Canada. He has played in international festivals of salsa and jazz such as: Toulouse Festival, France; Latin American Festival of Milan, Italy; Festival Fiesta, Rome, Italy; Festival of Múnich, Switzerland, Copenhagen Festival, Denmark; Salsa Festival of Verona, Italy; and, Afro-American Roots of Maracay, Venezuela. Gerardo has also shared the stage with such artists as Max Weinberg, Oscar de Leon, Larry Harlow, Roberto Roena, El Gran Combo, La India, Los Van Van, Xiomara Laugart, Carlos Varela, Alexander Abreu, Frank Fernandez, Osdalgia, Giovanni Hidalgo, Kelvis Ochoa, David Torrens, and Jose Armando Gola.
Nalaya (Tenerife, November 19, 1983) Spanish diva considers one of the great voices of the current electronic circuit. Singer requested in the island of Ibiza (Spain) for 2006 years. With rhythm & blues influences, jazz, soul and Latin music. Musician and composer. His first success was in 2008 for the party 'SuperMartXé' a dance success in radios throughout Europe and South America. In Spain it has reached three nº1 in national electronic music radios (SuperMartXé, Do not Stop till you get enough, Let you go).
Nalaya is also very loved by the LGBT public. He has sung at the best gay festivals in the world, including the Europride Roma in 2011, where Nalaya opened the Lady Gaga show. The singer has also released two tracks for the gay circuit 'Feel Alive' and 'Leave Me Alone' with Universal Music Brasil being No. 1 on the electronic radios of Brazil and Mexico, being the official anthem of the Mexican Gay Pride.
In Spain he launched 'Arena' with Blanco y Negro. Nalaya is for over 8 years the resident vocalist of the Privilege Ibiza club, singing with SuperMartXé every Friday before 10,000 people.
First vocalist of electronic music at the Rock in Rio Brazil 2011, and awarded with the "Best International EDM vocalist" 2014 in Brazil, and "Best Vocalist 2015" award in Spain by Vicious Magazine.
The singer is divided between commercial EDM music and deep house, a genre in which she develops as a composer. In 2014 he recorded his first song, of this style for Stealth Records with S.Man (Call To Me).
Nalaya has been the soundtrack of the fashion week in Madrid, accompanying the "Madrid Fashion Week" parade with her voice dressed by Francis Montesino.
In 2015, Nalaya participates in the Spanish program "La Voz" (The Voice, Talent Show) being the artist with the most impact on social networks.
In 2016, she is working on her EP composed by her and remixed by important producers. A fusion of soul, jazz and Deep House. For this summer will be his first commercial single, sexy and fresh. Nalaya has been the soundtrack of fashion week in "Madrid Fashion Week" and in ADLIB Ibiza with Marta Sánchez giving voice to these events.
During the summer of 2017 she has been the resident singer of the most important festival in Spain "Startlite Marbella" her latest hits "Do not Stop Moving" & "Be Mine" rise as the foam in the music charts. His last single released on September 15 with artist Danny Romero aims to break the charts. Currently the singer is in a personal project recording an album in which at the end of the year we can discover the most intimate side of the artist.
Felipe Fournier & SUPERMAMBO @ 7:30PM
Latin Grammy-winning producer, vibraphonist & musical
director Felipe Fournier, from Costa Rica, assembled a group of
young musicians in New York City; who have collectively
played with some of the greatest Latin icons – Eddie Palmieri,
Carlos Santana, Larry Harlow & Willie Colon among others.
Fournier is graduated from the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory,
in Jazz and Caribbean Music. In 2017 Fournier won the Latin
Grammy for Best Mariachi/Ranchero album for Las Caras Lindas
by Flor de Toloache, as a producer. He was nominated before for
Grammy & Latin Grammy; with Charlie Sepúlveda, Nestor
Torres, Rubén Blades & Cheo Feliciano.
SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE is focused on
rescuing the sound of the early mambo recordings, where
Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also
an accomplished vibraphone player.