Lucrecia

Lucrecia

 Barcelona, Catalonia, ESP
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One of the most versatile Latin female vocalists before the public today, Lucrecia’s performances are characterized by her intense, high energy in the tropical genre and her refined musicality in her interpretations of boleros, jazz and feeling.
Lucrecia’s range encompasses a wide spectrum including Latin, jazz, pop and electronic music. She has collaborated with such artists as Celia Cruz, Paquito D’Rivera, Chavela Vargas, Albita, Chano Dominguez, and Patato Valdes, among others.

Biography

With a music degree from Havana’s Instituto Superior del Arte, the sensational Cuban singer began her musical life with piano lessons at the age of six in that city. She continued her classical training in piano and voice and eventually took voice lessons with Isolina Carrillo, who wrote Dos Gardenias.

As a very young singer, Lucrecia joined the famed Anacaona orchestra, an all women ensemble with a rich musical tradition dating back to the 1930s. Some of Cuba’s most distinguished female vocalists have been members of Anacaona including Graciela Perez, Elena Burke, Mercedita Valdez and Omara Portuondo, among others. With Anacaona Lucrecia toured Mexico and Barcelona in 1991. Her arrival in Catalonia launched her career as a soloist.

One of the most versatile Latin female vocalists before the public today, Lucrecia’s performances are characterized by her intense, high energy in the tropical genre and her refined musicality in her interpretations of boleros, jazz and feeling.

Lucrecia’s range encompasses a wide spectrum including Latin, jazz, pop and electronic music. She has collaborated with such artists as Celia Cruz, Paquito D’Rivera, Chavela Vargas, Albita, Chano Dominguez, and Patato Valdes, among others.

In April of 2003, Lucrecia received the best Music Award in Spain for the single Mi gente (Animix) she wrote for her ninth album “Agua.”

A prolific arranger and published writer, she wrote and performed the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated documentary Balseros in 2004. Because of the powerful message about freedom and liberty this music represents, Lucrecia is presently banned and censored in Cuba.

During the spring of 2004, Lucrecia’s career as a published writer was launched in Barcelona with the book Besitos de Chocolate-Cuentos de mi infancia. This book encompasses a variety of children’s stories told by the artist as she remembers them growing up in Cuba. This summer, Lucrecia did the Spanish voiceover for the animated film Pinocchio 3000 for its release in Spain and Latin America. In addition, she performs the film’s title song and appears in its video-clip. US audiences can enjoy Lucrecia this October 29 and November 6, 2004 when she performs at Festival Miami and Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Florida to benefit Voices for Children Foundation.

Discography

1- Mis Boleros
2- Me Debes un Beso
3- Prohibido
4- Pronóstico
5- Cubanáme
6- Agua
7- Mira las Luces
8- Álbum de Cuba

Singles
1- Un Carro
2- Santa Tierra
3- Que Llueva
4- Mi Gente - Remix

Collaborations
1- Doñana Música del Agua
2- Habaneras Azul Marino
3- Lobo
4- Tolu
5- Cuban Musics
6- Manzanita
7- Hay que Volver a Empezar
8- Bacardi and Lucrecia

Band Sound / Soundtrack (BSO Film)
1- Pareja de Tres
2- Pinocho
3- Segunda Piel

Set List

1- El manisero 02:59
2- Quizas, quizas, quizas 03:22
3- Capullito de alhelí / Piel canela 03:48
4- Guantanamera (con Andy Garcia) 04:25
5- Que bueno baila usted 03:21
6- Siboney 02:56
7- Son de la loma 04:27
8- Vereda tropical 03:27
9- Mambo café (Que rico mambo) 04:07
10- La Cuba mía (con Andy Garcia y Celia Cruz) 04:58