X Alfonso

X Alfonso

Instrumentalist, composer, performer and visual artist, he has developed a multifaceted career that places him as one of the greatest artistic exponents of contemporary Cuba. Since the 1990s, he has had a successful career in the rock and pop rock scene, where he travels through ballads with elements of hip hop, electronic music, and pop with Afro-Cuban roots.

He has performed on different international stages and has been part of the lineup of festivals such as Womex, SXSW, Roskilde and Havana World Music. His collaborations include works with artists such as Santiago Feliú, Descemer Bueno, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rick Wakeman, Bebe and Audioslave.

His versatility has allowed him to successfully compose music for theater, contemporary dance and film, where he won a Goya Award for Best Original Music for the soundtrack of the film Habana Blues.

Since 2010, he has led the Cuban Art Factory (FAC) —considered by TIME magazine in 2019 as one of the hundred best places in the world—, an unprecedented cultural space with a transmedia vocation and where emerging young artists (musicians, filmmakers, painters, dancers) with others with a long history.

In 2010 he received the title of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for his artistic work with and for children.