Two time Grammy winner and Emmy-recipient, Albita is the most authentic Cuban singer hailing from Havana that has been able to move the world through her music. Albita is “the reincarnation of a 1930’s European chanteuse, a Berlin Cabaret singer transfused with Latin blood” says Los Angeles Times. As a young singer through her authentic roots, she made herself noticed by her dynamic contribution to the renovation of traditional Cuban music and adding a very personal style to her compositions, musical arrangements and singing.
Since arriving in Miami, FL in 1993, her electrifying and mesmerizing performance of contagious Cuban music has elevated her career to an international level, performing all throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa and Malaysia, where she has shared the stage with such greats as the late
Celia Cruz, Tito Puentes, Oscar de Leon, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Tito Nieves, Daniela Mercury, Miriam Makeeba, Phil Collins, Melissa Etheridge, and Tony Bennett.
In the year 2000 world renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz, chooses Albita to be part of her book, “Women”.
While performing in Little Havana in Miami, she began to attract the attention of famous celebrities like, Gianni Versace, Quincy Jones, Madonna, Sly Stallone, Paco de Lucia, Marco Antonio Muniz, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, among others.Her high energy performance combines all genres of Cuban music: Rumba,Mambo, Son, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Folk. She does it with true authenticity to her Cuban roots. Her live performance is riveting and unforgettable, portraying a true artist who is here to stay.
Albita has recorded 8 albums in the states which all have been Grammy nominated. In the year 2004, she created her own independent record label, Angels’ Dawn Records, where she recorded and released the two time Grammy winning album titled “ALBITA LLEGO” which won in the category of “Best Contemporary Tropical Album of the Year” and for “Executive Producer” of the album.
In 2005, Albita signed a contract with producers from Broadway for a major role in the Musical Play “The Mambo Kings.”
Albita’s role as Evalina Montoya received outstanding reviews portraying her as a charismatic and outstanding performer with a commanding presence on stage through the power of her voice and performance.
Albita has performed in four presidential inaugurations. She was the Queen of Carnaval Calle Ocho for 2005, one of the largest Latin festivals in the United States attracting over 1 million people every year.
In 2008, Albita is the host of her own national television show with MEGA TV called “La Descarga Con Albita.” It is a musical entertainment show where Albita interacts and performs with top international artists. Albita wins an Emmy award for “Best Arts & Entertainment Program” and the show wins two Emmys for “Art Direction, Graphics and Animations.”
“Albita, is the most authentic voice in exile” (Emilio Estefan Jr)
“The timeless spice of Albita” (Oprah Winfrey, at Quincy Jones 50th Anniversary Celebration)
In 2009, Albita released “Mis Tacones”, which included a duo with international singing sensation Gilberto Santa Rosa. As executive producer, singer, composer and arranger.
May of 2013, Albita releases under her own label Angels’ Dawn Records her fourth CD, “Una Mujer Que Canta”.
Albita, without a doubt is one of the most versatile artists of our times.