Eme Alfonso

Eme Alfonso

Eme Alfonso, is a Cuban singer-songwriter, uses her roots to combine them with electronic sounds, world percussion and Afro-Cuban legends. The American NPR and the British BBC identified her as “A promise of Latin music.” She won the Cubadisco Award (Cuban Music Awards) with her two albums “Señales” and “Eme”.

Her third album "Voy" has been produced by Alê Siqueira and has been recorded in Cuba and Brazil during 2018. This Album is among the 10 best records of the year chosen by the Cuban press. The song "Oroko" is among the 100 best Spotify song of World Music in 2018. The video "VOY" won "BEST DIRECTOR" AWARDS in 2018.

She has been part of important projects to promote the cultural diversity of Cuba like “Para Mestizar” sponsored by UNESCO. She is the Artistic Director of Havana World Music international festival, supported by the Cuban Ministry of Culture.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Havana, CUBA
Genre: World
Subgenre: Fusion
Event Type: Showcase