The album is fed by multiple influences of Cuban culture. The starting point is the cultural diversity project “Para Mestizar” (“Cuba Melting Pot”), conceived in the previous album of Eme. The main focus are the arrangements of the songs, as each one touches closely the world’s music and is orchestrated with a rich variety of rhythms and percussions. In the album there is space for creativity and Eme uses all her experience to compose with freedom. This album is a personal and cultural journey.
Grammy.com - 01/10/2021
On Tuesday, Sept. 28, GRAMMY.com will premiere its latest digital series: Global Spin, a performance series spotlighting artists from around the world. Each episode of Global Spin will feature a performance from a notable artist or group and will celebrate both the creators and their home countries.
NPR - 29/09/2021
As you gaze into the space where Cuban vocalist Eme Alfonso performs her Tiny Desk (home) concert, you enter a place where music becomes a spiritual language. So much of her history and music is centered around the Afro-Cuban spiritual practice that some know as santería.
Vistar Magazine - 21/11/2019
“Libre” Eme Alfonso´s video, made by the designers Raupa, Mola and Nelson Ponce, is the most nominated for the Lucas 2019 Awards, with 11 nominations, including Video of the Year.
Top Cubano - 29/Jan/2020
Talking with Top Cubano about songs and musical composition …
Paco Valiente - 25/Oct/2018
Eme Alfonso is one of the leading voices of the music scene in Cuba. His first artistic steps were in the hands of his parents in Síntesis, the emblematic Cuban band that pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban music with rock and jazz. When he finally undertook his own career “sister of X Alfonso” in 2008, he continued to cultivate his facility to amalgamate the rhythms of his Caribbean island with those of other latitudes, but always trying to find his own soun
RNE1 (Spain) - Isabel G. Regadera - 21/Oct/2018
The capital of Cuba captivates at every step with the beauty of its architecture, the joy of its inhabitants and the music that surprises the visitor around every corner. The singer Eme Alfonso accompanies us on a walk through the streets of the city. While we listen to the songs on his album “Voy”, we admire the dome of the Capitol, we stop at the squares of Old Havana and try the local cuisine in the most famous restaurant on the island: La Bodeguita del Medio. After touring the Malecon, we visit the neighborhoods of El Vedado and Miramar. In addition, we discovered Havana through the portrait of the Cuban writer and Cervantes Prize 1977 Alejo Carpentier.