Who is Wichy de Vedado? Wichy de Vedado is a 38-year-old Cuban singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known for his unique blend of traditional Cuban music with modern influences. His style has been described as a mixture of funk, salsa, rock, reggae, and hip hop. He is also known for his collaborations with well-known artists such as Celia Cruz and Oscar de León. Early Life and Career Mario Ernesto Alfonso Pérez was born in 1982 in La Habana, Cuba. He began his musical career at age 14 when he joined the local band “Los Gitanos”. During this time he began to develop an interest in different musical styles and influences from around the world. He soon became a sought-after session musician, performing on albums by some of the most famous Cuban musicians of the day. In 2002 he released his debut album “Tierra” which featured his own compositions as well as songs written by other renowned Cuban composers. The album was critically acclaimed and it established Wichy de Vedado as an important figure in contemporary Cuban music. Breakthrough Success In 2006 Wichy de Vedado released “Agua”, an album that was even more successful than his debut. The lead single “Mi Tierra” was a huge hit in Cuba and abroad, reaching number one on the charts in several countries. This success led to numerous awards including a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. It also led to international tours and collaborations with some of the biggest names in Latin music such as Celia Cruz and Oscar de León. Recent Projects In recent years, Wichy de Vedado has continued to explore new sounds and collaborations. In 2018 he released “La noche es un espejo” which featured duets with some of the most important figures in contemporary Cuban music such as Omara Portuondo and Adalberto Álvarez. The album was a critical and commercial success, earning Wichy de Vedado another Latin Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Tropical Album. Legacy Wichy de Vedado has become one of the most influential figures in contemporary Cuban music. His unique blend of traditional Cuban sounds and modern influences has earned him numerous awards and accolades. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in Latin music such as Celia Cruz and Oscar de León. His influence will continue to shape Cuban music for years to come.