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DIANA FUENTES

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Diana Fuentes smiles like she knows more than she’s ever going to tell you. It’s a genuinely dazzling smile, nothing practiced or deceptive about it, but it’s clearly a smile that has gotten her out of some tricky situations and probably opened a few doors along the way — even though, it must be said, Diana Fuentes possesses enough talent to kick open a thousand doors whether she feels like smiling or not.

She got her start as a professional musician in 2001, singing and touring with X Alfonso and the group Síntesis. In 2006 she joined Carlos Varela’s Nueva Banda. Now she’s 23 years old and she has the discography of a veteran. In addition to her recordings with Alfonso and Varela, Fuentes appears on albums with Alberto Pujol, Liuba Maria Hevia, Amaury Pérez, Aldo López Gavilán, Javier Grass, Boni y Kelly, Roberto Carcases, Carlos Varela, Free Hole Negro, Aceituna sin Hueso, El Clan, Mate, Roklan, Kumar, Ogguere, David Torrens, William Vivanco, Telmary Díaz and Alejandro Vargas, among others. She recently embarked on a solo career, with Descemer Bueno producing her first album and with acclaimed Cuban filmmaker Pavel Giroud directing her first video clip (Música de Fondo).

In Cuba, where the island’s top musicians frequently pass their artistic legacy down through the generations, Diana Fuentes is a striking exception. Her mother is a doctor and her father is a flight engineer, and none of her immediate ancestors were musicians. When Diana was three years old she was put in ballet school and seemed destined for a career with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Then her expectations changed along with everything else in Cuba in the early 1990s, when the island was plunged into the economic crisis of the ‘Período especial’:
“It was hard for my parents to take me to my ballet classes, my rehearsals finished late and I was coming home exhausted — so, as fate would have it, I started music.” She showed an early proficiency for the piano, and lately she has been concentrating on the guitar. “But I love dance,” she says, “and I’d like to be able to fit dancing into my shows some day.”


Her music is probably best categorized as soul or r&b (she’s a big fan of Erykah Badu) but she listens to a lot of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald and has no reason to be intimidated by their or anybody else’s vocal gifts. “I wrote most of the songs on my album,” Fuentes says, “but I owe a lot to Descemer Bueno, who pushed me to have the courage to start writing. It has been a bit hard, I’m always bit afraid of people’s expectations of me, but I’m pretty happy with what I’ve done so far.”

Judging to the reaction to her recent performances in Italy and Spain, audiences are pretty happy with what she’s done so far, too.

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Elizabeth Ruiz
Hola ! Me gusta su pagina y los grupos que tienen en esta pagina, en un festival llamado Alfonso Ortiz Tirado que se celebra cada ano en Alamos Sonora en Mexico, me toco ir auna concierto de Daiana Fuetes , El cual me encato, su musica su voz su interpretacion, he buscado su musica y sus disco pero no los he encontrado en ningun lugar me gustaria saber donde puedo comprarlo. Gracias y sigan cantanto asi de lindo. Elizabeth Ruiz ;)
Havana Cultura
Hola Diana, Puedes contactar a su manager para tus preguntas : manager@dianafuentes.com Saludos!
Gonzalez
Hola, mi nombre is Diana es soy una estudiante. Te quisiera hablar. Si me pudieras mandar un e-mail eso seria fantastico. Si seria mas fazil aqui esta el e-mail que te hiba mandar.... ¡Hola! Nosotros somos Rebecca, Diana, Tajah. Somos estudiantes de Princeton High School, y estamos haciendo un proyecto de “arte en cuba” para nuestro clase de español. Vimos la película “fresas y chocolate” y necesitamos explicar las palabras de Diego, el protagonista de la película, “El Arte es para pensar y para sentir”. Si nos pudieras contestar unas preguntas eso seria maravilloso. 1) ¿Porque decidiste ir al camino de música cuando tus padres y familia eran científicos? ¿Que te hizo querer ser cantante? 2) ¿Quieres que tu música impacte gente de Cuba? Si, si cuales personas y como quieres impactarlos. 3) ¿Tu escribes tus propias canciones? ¿Cual es su inspiración? ¿Por qué? ¿Que temas te interesa en tu música? 4) ¿En tu opinión que es arte? 5) ¿Como usas tu vos para afectar a las personas? 6) ¿Que simboliza tu música, para ti y para las personas que escuchan tu música? 7) ¿Te gusta viajar a otros países a cantar y como recibe tu música la gente de otros piases? 8) ¿Como comparas a otros países con cuba en el arte? Nosotros te escogimos porque miramos que tu fuiste por un camino diferente del que tus padres y pensamos que tu tienes una perspectiva diferente conociendo las dos partes de “ciencia y arte”. Nosotros queremos saber mas de ti y como la música hay impactado su vi
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