The album is fed by multiple influences of Cuban culture. The starting point is the cultural diversity project “Para Mestizar” (“Cuba Melting Pot”), conceived in the previous album of Eme. The main focus are the arrangements of the songs, as each one touches closely the world’s music and is orchestrated with a rich variety of rhythms and percussions. In the album there is space for creativity and Eme uses all her experience to compose with freedom. This album is a personal and cultural journey.
Cubadebate - 25/08/2019
Four nights of good music in one of the most important tourist places in Cuba has promised the Josone International Festival.
One of the special guests was Eme Alfonso, Cuban singer and songwriter, who takes her roots to combine them with electronic sounds, percussion of the world and Afro-Cuban legends.
Celebrating creativity and diversity, from new innovative talents to established teachers, from innovation to tradition, and from acoustic to electronic. Showcases highlight every year more than 60 acts from around the world.
Celebrating creativity and diversity, from ground-breaking new talents to established maestros, from innovation to tradition, and from acoustic to electronic. The Showcase concerts spotlight more than 60 acts from around the globe every year.
Paco Valiente - 25/Oct/2018
Eme Alfonso is one of the leading voices of the music scene in Cuba. His first artistic steps were in the hands of his parents in Síntesis, the emblematic Cuban band that pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban music with rock and jazz. When he finally undertook his own career “sister of X Alfonso” in 2008, he continued to cultivate his facility to amalgamate the rhythms of his Caribbean island with those of other latitudes, but always trying to find his own soun
RNE1 (Spain) - Isabel G. Regadera - 21/Oct/2018
The capital of Cuba captivates at every step with the beauty of its architecture, the joy of its inhabitants and the music that surprises the visitor around every corner. The singer Eme Alfonso accompanies us on a walk through the streets of the city. While we listen to the songs on his album “Voy”, we admire the dome of the Capitol, we stop at the squares of Old Havana and try the local cuisine in the most famous restaurant on the island: La Bodeguita del Medio. After touring the Malecon, we visit the neighborhoods of El Vedado and Miramar. In addition, we discovered Havana through the portrait of the Cuban writer and Cervantes Prize 1977 Alejo Carpentier.
Radio 3 (Spain) - KIKO HELGUERA & RODOLFO POVEDA - 30/Sep/2018
Our space tonight has a cocktail name, “Cosmopolitan”, a selection with varied musical ingredients, diverse flavors and we hope, refreshing to the ear. . These days the Cuban singer Eme Alfonso presents her original and powerful third album in Spain: “Voy”. The German group Bacoa Rhtyhm & Steel Band publishes an original album based on the mysterious original metal drums of Trinidad and Tobago, entitled “The serpent’s mouth”. And we will round off our program with an amazing album that mixes Cuba and Nigeria, afrobeat and son, entitled “Cubafrobeat” of the London group Lokkhi Terra with the stellar participation of Dele Sosimi, former keyboard player of Fela Kuti.