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Mayito Rivera

Without a doubt, Mario “Mayito“ Rivera, ”El Poeta de la Rumba”,
is one of the five leading Cuban vocalists worldwide! For more
than 20 years he has been the unmistakable voice and face of
the internationally acclaimed Cuban band Los Van Van.

Son, Rumba, Afro, Salsa, Bolero or Timba - Mayito Rivera’s singing,
tremolo and timbre are always topnotch. He already received several
awards for his exceptional voice and won, together with Los Van Van,
a Grammy award. His solo album “Negrito Bailando” got nominated for
another Grammy in the category “Best Salsa Album of the Year”.

The diverse talent of the “poet of Rumba” is also highly regarded by
fellow musicians, who invite him for guest performances worldwide:
Salsa celebrities such as Oscar d´ Leon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Issac
Delgaado or Son Como Son, Timbalive and many more.

After leaving Los Van Van in 2011, Mayito Rivera is now making his own
way with his band “Sons of Cuba” – a sextet of young top-class musicians
from his home country. Together they present an explosive mix of
perfect arrangements and a completely new blend of modern and
classical rhythms reaching from Salsa, Rumba, Afro and Timba to Jazz
and Funk. For Cuban standards, where the average band size is around
10-14 musicians, this formation is relatively small. Consequently, it is
even more amazing how much power and drive this fresh, new ensemble
radiates on stage and how it electrifies audiences of all nations!

Mayito Rivera (Vocals)
Born in Las Tunas / Cuba
Throughout his career he received numerous awards for his
outstanding voice and has won a variety of international prizes.
Amongst others the Grammy Award together with Los Van Van;
and another Grammy nomination in the category “Best Salsa Album
of the Year” for his solo album “Negrito Bailador”. During his
worldwide tours he stood on stage with stars like Pio Leyva, Osdalgia,
Tirso Duarte, and many others. In Wim Wenders film “Sons
of Cuba” (Buena Vista Next Generation), he played a leading part.

Mayito Rivera

Without a doubt, Mario “Mayito“ Rivera, ”El Poeta de la Rumba”,
is one of the five leading Cuban vocalists worldwide! For more
than 20 years he has been the unmistakable voice and face of
the internationally acclaimed Cuban band Los Van Van.

Son, Rumba, Afro, Salsa, Bolero or Timba - Mayito Rivera’s singing,
tremolo and timbre are always topnotch. He already received several
awards for his exceptional voice and won, together with Los Van Van,
a Grammy award. His solo album “Negrito Bailando” got nominated for
another Grammy in the category “Best Salsa Album of the Year”.

The diverse talent of the “poet of Rumba” is also hi...

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Discography Mayito Rivera

  • 2014 Iventa Historia Album | Termidor

Media

  • Video Mayito Rivera - EPK (offici...

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Origin

  • Havanna CU

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Mayito Rivera Vocals
  • Sergio Rodriguez Trombone, Vocals
  • Jarian Gutierrez Trombone, Vocals
  • Rafael Perez Piano, Vocals
  • Remis Lorenzo Bass, Vocals
  • Lezcano Martinez Congas

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