Cuba 50 is supported by the
Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Embassy,
ComoNo, Music Fund for Cuba, Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Unison, Unite,
Thompsons Solicitors, Cuban Tourist Board and business, community and
cultural organisations based in the UK and Cuba.
Cuba50 logo thanks to Phill Pennington, image used in logo thanks to James Sparshatt www.capitalculture.eu
22 April 2018
Sunday 22 April 2018
Danay Suárez's love of music is innate. From an early age, she knew she would become the MC she is today. Upon discovering an intoxicating hip-hop movement in Cuba reaching new heights even as we speak, Suárez developed artistically with the help of X Alfonso and released her debut album, Polvo de la Humedad in 2014. Garnering comparisons to Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, she released a sophomore LP, Palabras Manuales under Universal Latin Music in 2017. Easily still one of Cuba's greatest secrets and one of its most undervalued exports, Suárez managed to nab four Latin Grammy nominations this year (including Album of the Year and Best New Artist), and is poised to make some serious intercontinental noise. Congratulations are in order.