Mike Porcel

Cuban composer and musician. As a musician he began to work professionally in 1968 with the band "Dada" (that included Pedro Luis Ferrer), one of the most famous, innovative and controvertible Cuban rock bands of the sixties. At the same time he developed one of his fundamental lines of work: the composition. It is within this slope in which he has been best known. His songs are characterized by a delicate poetic sensitivity in perfect harmony along with a not less elaborated musical work.

As a composer he has received numerous recognitions. Famous Hispanic speaking singers such as Nacha Guevara, Elsa Baeza and Bobby Jimenez among others have recorded his songs. Also it was awarded with the First Prize of the World-wide Festival of Youth and the Students (1978) granted to his song En busca de una nueva flor (In search of a new flower).

In 1973 he expanded one of his fields of work as an arranger of numerous Cuban interpreters, and as musical director of the group "Teatro Estudio", where he worked for several years composing original music to several theatrical plays such as: La hija de las flores, a XIX century Cuban theater play classic by Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda; Se hace camino al andar, a tribute to the Spanish poets Miguel Hernandez and Antonio Machado, both directed by Armando Suárez del Villar; Madre Coraje and Galileo Galilei by Bertold Brecht, both plays directed by Vicente Revuelta.

In October 2008 he released his first solo CD. It condenses all these years of Mike’s prolific and active career, bringing together fourteen compositions, some of them new and also well known featured themes.
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