“Marta Elena’s personality, powerful voice, and stage presence make her the total package of entertainer, composer and gifted artist.” – Es Mi Musica Productions
Singer, composer, percussionist, and band leader Marta Elena belongs to a younger generation of Cuban musicians who are happy to honour the island nation’s Afro-Latin musical roots, while looking for new ways to express the music that courses through the veins of the country. While in Cuba, she performed with the famous Cuban female band Anacaona and toured extensively with Caribbe Girl female band. After so many years of performing with different bands in Cuba and worldwide, Marta Elena immigrated to Toronto in 2011, and started performing in the Canadian scene at various local venues and Canadian festivals. Marta Elena has created an extensive library of original compositions that can be heard on Marta’s new album, De la Habana a Toronto, which showcases Cuba’s bright traditional blasts; Guaracha, Cha-Cha-Cha, Cumbia, Rumba and Salsa in an eclectic selection of danceable and delicious rhythms, in a unique and intoxicating style to break all the rules.