Good day dear readers, listeners and blog followers!
Today I present you a group of talented young Cuban musicians, who have been producing and participating in several interesting project in the recent 5 years.
Maikel Dinza Hechavarria is the name of a 30 year old vocalist from Santiago de Cuba, a descendant to a family of musicians. He received his initial education at the Jose Maria Heredia musical school, continuing to the ENA (national school of arts) middle school in La Habana, where he sang in the school’s choir, participating in 2 international festivals as a choir singer.
After that Maikel went on to study at the Esteban Salas conservatory, where he took part at the school’s orchestra, Camerate Esteban Salas and also organized, in his senior year, his own project called “salsa chula”, acting as a singer, composer and musical director & arranger.
After graduation Maikel went on to perform his national service in the Granma province, at the province’s school of art, Manuel Munoz Cedeno, where he served as a singer, bassist and cello player.
After completing national service, Maikel made his first steps in the field of popular contemporary Cuban music singing for the group Suave Tumbao from Bayamo, where he acted as lead singer, composer and musical for 2 years.
Leaving Suave Tumbao, Maikel took part in several project, including singing with Yuli & Habana C, Mayito Rivera, Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor, Timberos all stars and Manolito y Su Trabuco.
The most recent project, from which the song presented today comes, is called Maikel Dinza y los Soneros de la Juventud, who have up to now produced 2 albums, Al Compas del Bailador, and Regalando Corazones, which contains a variety of compositions, from Bolero and Son to romantic numbers to hard hitting Timbas!
A donde vas is a smooth and romantic, yet rhythmic and energetic composition, and is the song of choice for today.
Maikel also has a more uptempo version released with Manolito’s orchestra… choose your favorite 🙂