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“ Love + Creativity + Empathy

 

"Our voice is our first sound instrument. Through music I discover the power of my inner voice. Sharing my voice is telling my story and those of my ancestors. It allows me to bring tradition, culture, and community to new spaces, while healing and transforming social consciousness."


Melvis Santa: Singer l Composer l Bandleader l Educator

Singer, composer, pianist, Afro Cuban dancer, actress, and educator Melvis Santa was born and raised in the heart of an eclectic neighborhood in Havana, being exposed to multi-cultural traditions early on. Since age 4 she participated every weekend in the art programs offered by Gran Teatro de La Habana, Teatro Bellas Artes, and El Musical, three legendary theaters located in her hometown. At 7 she started playing classical piano. Years later she graduated of Piano and Music Theory from the prestigious Amadeo Roldan Conservatory

Our voice is our first sound instrument. Through music I discover the power of my inner voice. Sharing my voice is telling my story and those of my ancestors. It allows me to bring tradition, culture, and community to new spaces, while healing and transforming social consciousness. Melvis is part of the community of artists at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. A Smithsonian Affiliate, this thriving center for jazz stimulates hearts and minds and reaches out to diverse audiences to enjoy this quintessential American music. The Museum was founded in 1997 with a mission to preserve, promote and present jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and the celebration of jazz locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Love + Creativity+Empathy

 


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