Cimafunk is one the most exciting new faces in the Latin music space, and a pioneer in bringing Afro-Cuban funk to the world. Singer, composer and producer, the young Cuban sensation offers a subtle and bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms, which is currently revolutionizing the island’s musicscene.
Cimafunk is a cimarrón*, a free being defying classification, a pilgrim in search of new musical miscegenation and the reunion of black music. He believes in nothing but the power of the Groove and the cathartic communion of dancing bodies. A renaissance man, conscious of his roots and musical ancestry, Cimafunk’s music looks firmly into the future.
His debut album “Terapia” (Independent Production, 2017) put him on the Cuban music scene with a splash, including the single “Me Voy,” a major hit in Cuba and its catchy refrain, which is now part of pop culture and used by Cubans of all ages each time they depart somewhere. Cimafunk has built a strong fan base internationally through his electric live shows – he rocks the stage with 8 accompanying musicians – which he’s used to conquer a multitude of audiences from Havana and New York to Madrid and Paris.
“El Alimento,” Cimafunk’s sophomore album, is scheduled for release in October 2021 and includes exciting collaborations with U.S. funk and hip hop legends, leading Afro-Latino artists and some Cuban stars. Following a strong Summer 2021 European Tour, Cimafunk and his band will play over 20 dates in the U.S. in August, September and October.
His Videoclip of “Me Voy” won the 2018 Lucas Awards in the category “Most Popular Video.” Billboard Magazine selected him among the “10 Latin Artist to follow in 2019.” NPR listed “El Potaje” as No. 6 best song of 2019.
* Fugitive slaves who settled in the wild to lead a free life in Cuba.
“His band had the chops to make it all go, and the set was less a series of songs than a nonstop river of rhythm.” – Chicago Tribune
“Cimafunk, with his four-inch-tall flattop hair, Bruno Mars-esque swagger, and leopard print, Hawaiian shirt open and flapping in the breeze, was the center of attention. The enthralled crowd of hundreds danced into the morning with their arms in the air.”
– NY Times
“Cimafunk continues his goal of worlddomination by way of funk and clave”