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Roberto Poveda

Roberto Poveda es un artista unico. Desde sus comienzos en Cuba, en al año 1979, escribiendo y cantando sus propias canciones en los portales de La Vibora hasta llegar al escenario del Teatro Nacional, siempre mostro una manera descomplicada y a la vez profunda de recrear su realidad. Eso se ha hecho mas evidente con los años y por ese deambular suyo entre las artes combinando sonidos, imagenes y vivencias. En el trayecto que lo trajo hasta aqui, Poveda, Roberto vivio en Bogota, Colombia por el periodo de ocho años en los cuales no solo participo de la escena musical bogotana, sino tambien hizo teatro musical y television, experiencias que despues influenciarian su mundo sonoro y vivencial. Fue en ese despues donde empezo a aprender lo que implica escribir canciones y querer vivir de ellas. Llega a Miami en el 97, escribe un catalogo de mas de cien canciones para Peermusic, graba Son Electrico (2004) y Putumayo World Records selecciona Sueño Mama para su compilado mundial Latin Lounge (2006). Su estilo vocal desenfadado y sin la estilizacion de los cantantes de musica comercial llama la atencion de Alfredo Triff con quien graba Boleros Perdidos (2006) y una intervencion discreta en DadaSon (2009). Deja Miami por Nueva York y en la gran ciudad conoce a Kip Hanrahan con quien establece una conexion inmediata. De ahi nace su colaboracion con Kip en At Home in Anger (2012) y su participacion en dos conciertos con la banda Beautiful Scars en el Ljubljana Jazz Festival y el Lugano Jazz Estival (2010). A finales de ese mismo año conoce a Fima Ephron, quien muestra admiracion e interes por su musica y ambos comienzan a trabajar en las canciones que contiene Brooklyn Nights (2012). Durante todo el proceso, incluyendo la grabacion y mezcla hecha por Michael Brorby en Acoustic Recordings en Brooklyn, hasta la concepcion y realizacion de la caratula, diseñada exclusivamente para este proyecto por el artista cubano Arturo Cuenca, siempre fue fundamental la colaboracion de Emilio Oscar Alcalde de Point Of View Productions como Productor Ejecutivo en la realizacion de este album. Es por eso que hoy queremos celebrar e invitarlos a que disfruten con nosotros de Roberto Poveda & Brooklyn Nights.

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Roberto Poveda is a unique artist. Since its start in Cuba, in the year 1979, writing and singing his own songs in the portals of La Vibora neigborhood, up to the stage at the National Theatre, always showed a profound and uncomplicated manner of re-create his reality. That has become more evident over the years and because his wandering among the arts combining sounds, images and experiences. In the journey that got him here, Poveda, Robert lived in Bogota, Colombia for the period of eight years in which not only participated in the music scene in Bogota, but also the musical theater and television experience, would influence later his sound world. Coming to Miami in 1997, wrote a catalog of over one hundred songs for Peermusic, “lived as Carmelina”, bites the dust of defeat, and then recovered to record Son Electrico (2004) - selected by Putumayo World Records compilation Latin Lounge (2006) with his song Sueño Mama. His relaxed vocal style - without the stylization of the singers of the Latin music scene - called the attention of Alfredo Triff with whom he recorded Boleros Perdidos (2006) and a discrete intervention in DadaSon (2009). In 2006 Poveda leaves Miami for New York to meet Kip Hanrahan with whom he establishes an immediate connection. Hence comes his collaboration with Kip in At Home in Anger (2012) and his participation in two concerts with the band Beautiful Scars in the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, and the Lugano Jazz Estival all in (2010). Later that same year he met Fima Ephron, who shows admiration and interest for his music and they start working on the songs it contains Brooklyn Nights (2012) –his most recent album. Throughout the process, including recording and mixing by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recordings Studio in Brooklyn, to the conception and realization of the cover, designed exclusively for this project by Cuban artist Arturo Cuenca, was always essential the collaboration of Point Of View Productions in the realization of this album. That’s why today we want to celebrate and invite them to enjoy with us the new album of Roberto Poveda & Brooklyn Nights.

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Roberto Poveda, is without a doubt a performer with the unique ability of reaching deep down into his Cuban roots, and deliver Soulful, Eclectic, and Hypnotizing songs which he both writes and performs with the passion of a true artist.

Poveda is a performer who has wandered with his guitar from one venue to another over the past few years, building an audience of loyal followers. Povedas' unique approach in combining the various Cuban music forms of Son, Bolero, Rumba, & Timba, with Jazz, R & B, and Rap has resulted in a sound all his own.

Following in the steps of his grandfather, a Cuban Trobadour in the traditional vein, Poveda joined Havana's Nueva Trova movement, maturing musically among a new generation of Cuban singer / songwriters. In 1989 Poveda moved to Colombia, where he starred in Soap Operas, and in 1997 he relocated to Miami with a publishing deal with Peer Music. Commissioned to write the kind of catchy pop that could be recorded by Latin stars and hit the charts. (His brother, Donato, is one such Latin hitmaker).

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Primary Instrument

Guitar, acoustic

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Brooklyn Nights

Son Electrico Music
2012

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