Laritza Bacallao

Laritza Bacallao is a singer-songwriter born in Havana in 1987, highly acclaimed and influential in contemporary Cuban music. She had her first recording experience at the age of 10 when she recorded the album La Princesita del Cha Cha Chá (Comercializadora Artesáfono, 1997) with the iconic Orquesta Aragón. Laritza studied music at renowned conservatories and formed her own group in 2010. Her notable vocal talent allows her to perform a wide variety of musical genres, from son and guaracha, to bolero, chachachá and reggaeton.

Throughout her career, Laritza has shared the stage with important figures of Cuban and world music, including Omara Portuondo, Frank Fernández, Sergio George and Barbarito Torres of the Buena Vista Social Club, Orishas, Issac Delgado, Álvaro Torres and La India . Her album Solo se vive una vez (Planet Records), released in 2014, became a huge success internationally, with hits like “Que suenen los tambores” and “Carnaval.” Her most recent album, Que Hablen, was released under the Puntilla Music label in 2021.

She has performed at prestigious events such as the Gasparilla Music Festival and the Miami Latin Festival, as well as European festivals such as Fiesta Salsa in Rome and Latinoamericando in Milan. In 2015 she was nominated in the Youth Revelation category for the Premios Juventud presented annually by the Univisión network.