Daymé Arocena

Daymé Arocena draws inspiration from the intertwining musical legacies of her native Cuba. With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, the singer, composer, and choir director is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” (Los Angeles Times) for Cuba’s contemporary music. Arocena channels Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness in into her work, uniting “cosmopolitan musicianship with deep roots” (The New York Times).