Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

Daymé Arocena, Cuba


Blessed with an exceptional voice, Daymé Arocena boasts an impressive vocal range and tremendous scat technique. She is a standout performer, with a musical style rooted in jazz, bebop, and Afro Cuban traditions, as well as urban and electronic rhythms. Her debut album, NUEVA ERA, captured the attention of an international audience as well as critics in Europe and the USA and was named one of the best albums of 2015 by NPR. Crediting Ella Fitzgerald as an influence, Daymé Arocena blends classic soul and soul jazz standards with Cuban musical styles, for a spellbinding, multilingual homage to her Cuban roots. Since the release of her 2015 album, Daymé has toured England, France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, The Netherlands, Montenegro, Belgium, and Scotland. Daymé showcased in New York City at the Winter Jazz Festival and at the Summer Stage and Twilights Concerts Preview Showcase in January 2017. Daymé Arocena tours with the support of Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America in 2017-2018. Click on calendar for all tour dates.

Daymé Arocena

Daymé Arocena performs at NPR in a Tiny Desk Concert.

Tour Engagements for
Daymé Arocena, Cuba

Southern Exposure Upcoming Events

  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Latino Arts Milwaukee, WI
    March 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018
  • DanzAbierta, Cuba Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
    March 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Koubek Center Miami, FL
    April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
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