Accordion, Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.


Macuye from Cuba is a music composer, percussionist, Afro-latin Jazz singer, journalist and music productor.

Born in Cienfuegos Cuba, blessing with great energy, sensibility and creativity, linked since childhood with great musicians such as Rafael Lay, director of the famous orchestra Aragon and Victor Lay, composer of famous melody “Cienfuegos already has its gauguanco .

His musical career began at age 17 as a percussionist, in 1966, near the famous conga player Tata Güines, later he was transformed into a singer taking the opportunity to alternate with other leading Cuban musicians and singers as Octavio Cotán, Orlando Pena, Froilan Neneito, Elena Bourque, Moraima Secada, Dandy Gradfor.

In 1980, Macuye decides to travel to the United States as a refugee from Mariel Port.

His talent caught the attention of Tito Puente baptizing him with the name "the black boy of claves" and inviting him to sing in his band and accompany him in the tribute to Olmedo in Cesar's Latin Palace in San Francisco on March 13, 1982.

After that invitation he had the opportunity to sing at stages like The Caribbean Inn (Los Angeles), Copacabana Nigh Club (Miami), Forests Super Club (Miami). In addition, he studied Alternative Journalism in San Francisco community center college.

Macuye from Cuba has participated in the most famous festivals and music events in Montreal and the region such as: International Jazz Festival, Festivalissimo, Niut d'Afrique Festival, "Nuit sans Abri" of Gatineau, Cowansville Festival, Jonquière Festival, Sherbrooke Festival, Week-end du Monde Festival of Notre-Dame Island, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Festival" Rythmes du Monde" in Chicoutimi, Quebec City Summer Festival.

His popularity got him to sing and share the stage in Canada and the United States with prominent musicians such as Michel Cusson (Quebec), Karen Young (Quebec), Vig Vogel (Quebec), Dan Bigras (Quebec), Jerry Rivera (Puerto Rico), Ricardo Lembo, (Congo), Tito Allen (Puerto Rico), Omar Sosa (Cuba), Camilo Azuquita (Panama), Pastor Lopez (Colombia), Eddy Santiago (Puerto Rico), Junior Gonzalez (Puerto Rico). Carlos del Puerto (Cuba), Eval Manigat (Haïti), Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez (USA), Patato Valdez (Cuba), Alfredito De La Fe (Cuba), Sambo Cavero (Peru), Maritza Rodríguez (Peru), Melcochita (Peru), Barbara Josy, (Cuba), Alejandro Jesus, (Cuba), Cubanito (Cuba), Viking (Cuba), Haila of "Azucar Negra " (Cuba).

Also he has been accompanied by well-known orchestras such as Tito Puentes Orchestra (Puerto Rico), Fredy Flores Orchestra (Colombia) Vocal Sampling group (Cuba), Adalberto Alvarez Orchestra (Cuba), Aji Caribe Orchestra (Quebec). Papo Ross & Orquesta Pambiche (Quebec).

His distinguished career in Canada has led him to include other areas beyond music, becoming a famous journalist known for his activity in Latino newspapers in Montreal and for his television program "El Rincon"on Channel 24.

Also, he was a producer of shows like "The Brazil and Cuba show" (2006) and Brazil and Cuba Carnival, in the Saint Hubert street (annual sales, 2006), and he has been artistic director of international festivals such as: Cuban festival weekend du monde "in the Island of Notre Dame (Montreal 2009), Festivaslissimo (2004), Salvadorean Festival of Corn (1997).

For his successful career in Montreal, his name was inscribed in the Hall of Fame "Spectrum"in Montreal (see Olodum-Macuye), and he has won awards such as "Fifteen years of Salsa" given by Stephen Milton (2002), PARCLA Award Winner as "The Most Important Male Artist from Latin America in Montreal (1997), PARCLA Award Winner as" Excellent Promoter of Culture "for his TV show "EL RINCON" (1997), Winner of the Order SDSAL received from the Mayor of the City (Pierre Bourque), in Jarry Park (1996).

In addition the group "LOS VAN VAN"on behalf of the cuban people, paid tribute to his artistic work and for his efforts in promoting cuban music and culture in Montreal. 2006/Nov/6.

More than 650 shows and live performances, 45 years of experience as a singer of the Latin-Jazz, 47 years as a percussionist, 16 years as a multimedia journalist in radio, TV and press, 14 years Producing and Organizing cultural events, among many other cultural activities,

For all this and more, Macuye from Cuba is a living jewel of Latin culture in Canada and the whole world.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 31 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week