Edesio Alejandro

Edesio Alejandro Rodríguez Salva, born on March 28, 1958, is one of Cuba's most renowned composers of electronic music for films.. He has composed music for theatre plays, TV, and movies; as well as several concert compositions. Many of them experimental, using synthesizers and mixing together actors, dancers, and musicians in unusual line-ups (1). His rock opera Violente, of 1987, is considered the first rock opera in Latin America (1). His band, active since 1988, has an eclectic and innovative sound, using Cuban styles such as rumba and conga in fusion with foreign genres such as rap, funk, soul, and hip-hop (1). Edesio Alejandro has played in South America, Canada, and Europe. His albums Orisha Dreams and Black Angel were among the first 100 of World Music in Europe in 1999. Blen Blen, from the CD Black Angel, was first place for several weeks in the MTV Europe Dance Floor Charts (1). In 2010 was nominated to Latin Grammy and in 2011 to American Grammy for the production 100 sones cubanos.


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