- GenreJazz, World Music
Daymé Arocena was born January 1992. Is an award-winning Afro-Cuban jazz singer from Havana,who has been described as the "best young female singer" in Cuba. She won the 2015 Juno Award for best jazz album, as a member of the Maqueque jazz band performing with Canadian musician Jane Bunnett.
Arocena is on the National Public Radio (NPR) list of 50 favorite albums of 2015, with the album Nueva Era. When describing the voice of Arocena, NPR host Felix Contreras called it "a cross between Celia Cruz and Aretha Franklin", and said that the name of Arocena "deserves to be with those two legendary voices."