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Luis Bofill

Luis Bofill

Luis BOFILL ( band leader, singer & minor percussionist)

He started his career at the end of the 70's at the University of Havana as a member of the group "Cuba Nueva" which played traditional Cuban music.

In 1981 he participated on a national TV competition and won as a soloist. This was the birth

of his successful career, with performances in theaters, TV programs, nightclubs and several

tours across the island. Luis earned awards in festivals and competitions, and was invited

to perform with important musicians such as, Arturo Sandoval, Albita Rodriguez, Tata Güines,

Omara Portuondo, Orquesta Aragón, Francisco Céspedes. This made him one of the most important figures of Cuban music at the time.

After leaving the island, Luis settled in Europe. There he performed with several bands such

as "Color Latino", "Salsamania" and created his own band "Nueva Visión" in Berlin, participating in festivals and clubs in Germany, Italy and Austria. Some of the clubs and festivals in which he performed are Quasimodo, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Flöz in Berlin, the Fabrik in Hamburg, the folk music festival FOLKEST in Northern Italy, the Jazzmeile in Berlin and others.

In 1994, he came to Miami, to perform at one of the hottest nightclubs of the city in the 90's, Cafe Nostaglia. Recording two productions; "Café Nostalgia live!" and "Te dí la vida entera". In 2000 Luis formed his own band. He has performed on stages in South America and the United States. In 2005 he recorded the album "Costumbres" with SONY-BMG latin with the songs of Juan Gabriel. His latest album "Made in Habana" (2012) was produced by Descemer Bueno ( producer of Enrique Iglesias, Yerbabuena, Cubiche and others) and Roberto Carcasses (leader of "Interactivo".

About the latest record production:

In 2017, Luis Bofill, has completed a new project: "Arsenio Essential". A CD honoring one of the most important composers of Cuban music, Arsenio Rodriguez. Musical arrangements and produced by multiple Grammy nominations and Winner, Orlando "Landy" Mosqueda.

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