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Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials that are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, soul, and funk. Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations, drawing on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and the catchy hooks of pop melodies. The Cuban songstress is an avid practitioner of Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs, and its chants and repertoires are just as important to her as jazz and Cuban neo-soul. She is touring in support of her new album Cubafonía.

Still in her mid-20s, Daymé Arocena is Cuba’s finest young female singer. 

—The Guardian

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