Artist Profiles: Juan de Marcos González

Juan de Marcos González

Juan de Marcos González is a central figure in Cuban music today. He has played a great part in introducing the wealth, diversity and vitality of Cuban music to the world. His work with the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Ruben Gonzalez Ensemble, Ibrahim Ferrer, Sierra Maestra, the co-creation of Buena Vista Social Club (BVSC) and others, has made an extraordinary contribution to raising the profile of Cuban music internationally.

Juan de Marcos was bestowed the first WOMEX (World Music Expo) Award in 2000.


A Toda Cuba le Gusta (1997)
Distinto, Diferente (1999)
Baila mi Son (2000)
Bajando Gervasio (2002)
Live in Japan (2005)
Step Forward (2005)
Absolutely Live (2009)
Absolutely Live II (2017)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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