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Acclaimed Cuban Singer/Songwriter Danay Suárez Receives FOUR Latin Grammy Nominations Including Top-Fields Album of the Year & Best New Artist

We at Creative Juice Online are so excited for the raw Cuban talent Danay Suarez for these major nominations for the 2017 Latin Grammys! We have seen her live and were completely mesmerized by her performance and have interviewed her and gotten to know her and her deep rooted spirit. Danay is the real deal and her music reflects the true person she is. We wish to congratulate her manager Eric Vazquez and her entire team for their very hard work. I will continue to work on bringing Danay Suarez to Dallas, Texas to perform in 2018. Please read on. ~ Rikki Rincon

The Fast-Rising Cuban Songwriter and Vocalist Is A Top Revelation /New Discovery In This Year’s Latin Grammy Nominations– Recognized For Her Standout Recent Album Palabras Manuales

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Danay Suárez, is a discovery well deserving of more international notice. She’s a voice of resilience and passionate self-invention…with moody, slow-building songs…[she] sings as often as delivering rhymes and often raps with melodies …[on] calls for self-reliance and musical autonomy… or life lessons: skepticism, humility, serenity. Her finale, built a six-beat Afro-Cuban rhythm and a modal melody into a compelling incantation.” –Jon Pareles, New York Times

 Singer-rapper Danay Suárez brings a calm message of strength and endurance in the face of change – Vibe

 “Cuban singer Danay Suarez was born a poet.. Suarez speaks softly, her voice weary with the weight of years of struggle to release into the world the music she’s long envisioned in her mind.. – Miami New Times

 “Danay Suarez is one of Cuba’s most underappreciated exports. In March, the vocalist and rapper released a new album, Palabras Manuales,that went criminally under-noticed. It’s a strong sophomore effort that showcases Suarez’s sophisticated style of rapping and beautiful singing voice, which intertwines itself with her evocative lyrics like a beguiling ocean spray… I’ve had the great fortune to see Suarez perform twice., and each time she mesmerized with her trance-like dancing to subtle reggae, hip-hop and Cuban beats as her voice lured the audience in. I am also fascinated by her strong artistic integrity; for Palabras Manuales, she made sure everything was exactly as she heard it in her head, even if it took years to bring it to fruition. …I’ve known from the moment I heard her sing that anything coming from Danay Suarez would be well worth the wait”- NPR

“Cuban singer Danay Suárez is a powerhouse of a musician who offers a kind of mash-up of rap and R&B, pouring out lyrics in a breathless stream of sound and thought. she stole the show” – Washington Post

 “There are a lot of assumptions one can make when learning about Danay Suarez, Cuba’s premiere rapper, and most if not all of them would be wrong. Instead of whatever ideas you might have about Cuba, female rappers, or even hip-hop itself, you are faced with laidback rhymes about humanity and the search for spiritual peace. Instead of serving a word attack, Danay is more about a soothing balm of verbal flow. Her soul-inflicted music effortlessly goes from singing to rapping and back to singing again in a manner she herself compares to jazz singers and instrumentalists” – Remezcla

 Meet The Cuban Hip-Hop Artist You Should Know…Despite challenges, Danay Suárez is taking Cuba’s music scene by storm… Suárez focuses on positive messages of self-empowerment and gender equality. Her music style, has garnered her Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu comparisons Huffington Post

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Watch The Album’s Emotional & Visually Stunning First Video “Preguntas” (“Questions”) Filmed At Her Birthplace & Long Time Home In Cuba.

Watch the 2017 Havana Cultura Spotlight of Danay Suárez And Her New Album “Palabras Manuales”

About Danay Suárez

Danay’s main asset as a young singer, born in Havana in 1985, is her versatility, her ability to move from Jazz to Hip-Hop, to the island’s traditional genres without any trouble at all. At the same time, she has the ability to evoke the sweet nothings of Nina Simone and Erykah Badu in a smooth, satiny formula in which the password is elegance. Tempered under the watchful eye of Aldo Rodríguez (Los Aldeanos), she developed artistically with the help of X Alfonso, until she took her giant step with the Havana Cultura Project, prior to the release of her first album, “Polvo de la Humedad” in 2014 (Universal Music, 2014). Since then, and after going through South By Southwest, Hip-Hop al Parque, LAMC, Central Park Summer-Stage, Ted Global Rio, Afro-Latino Festival, LEAF Festival, Méditerranée Festival Ashdod and Global Cuba Fest, all between 2013 and 2016, her acclaim has done nothing but grow, especially after the release of her second album, Palabras Manuales (Universal Latin Music, 2017).

About Palabras Manuales (Manual Words)

Palabras Manuales is an album that one has to listen to several times to discover all its secrets and intentions. The creative process led to composing the music that I would want to buy from another artist. I very much enjoyed weaving words with the melody, the meaning of each lyric  the rhyme  the passages in reverse or the moments in which I sing opera Lyrics. It is a true quilt of genres, but it is obvious that it is meant to be unique rather than pretentious. Ninety Five percent of the album was recorded in the studio, detail by detail analog. Even the delays were generated with the authentic machines, tape delays and not plugins. I’m overjoyed with my guest artists. I chose them for this specific piece and it was possible with their support and their belief in the project. for the first time, Stephen Marley sings in Spanish and I rap at the speed of “El B”  from “Los Aldeanos”. I love how Spanish and Hebrew blend on the track with Idan Raichel and adore Aja Monet’s Thoughts on the Jazz track.  What is special about this album? It has the flow that is sometimes lacking in the industry when it comes to these styles, in particular when they are brought to a Latin American context. It cannot be labeled as a specific genre. It is full of metaphors that must be reflected upon with time.

For more information on Danay Suárez, please contact: John Reilly at 212.878.5076 / jreilly@rogersandcowan.com  or Sylvia Bedrosian at sbedrosian@rogersandcowan.com

Dejando al Mundo Video – Danay Suarez

Every once in long while I run across raw talent, not just in delivery of said talent but someone that lives within their words, the feelings, the emotions and places the message before the hype, even the beat. Danay Suarez of Havana, Cuba is just that, a poet, a raw messenger of light, love and making sure the world understands just why she sings, raps, flows. This video that inspired her was done in one day with the well known producer DJ Le Spam in Miami and all visuals shot and produced by the multi-talented Danay Suarez. For those of you who can read Spanish I will invite you to feel her words…Danay I am more than fan, I understand you.

“Esta canción nació en dos noches como una lluvia sin pausa, ella sola se dio como una conversacion, el beat lo tome prestado con total frescura pues no tuve ninguna intención comercial con este trabajo, aunque alguien esta cobrando en youtube por la licencia de la música ni he averiguado, pero esta es la razón por la cual ya salen comerciales durante la canción, era el único permiso para subirla, solo me pertenece la melodía ( el flow y la letra ) Se llama “Dejando al Mundo, porque aunque es una manera poética de decirlo no hallo en el, algo que me llene y me haga sentir que ya es suficiente como lo ha hecho Dios Y Jesucristo en mi vida, obviamente se nota que ha habido un cambio espiritual en mi, Llegar a ser Cristiana fue el final del camino de juzgar tanto lo que es el hombre, las religiones y los dogmas, hasta que comprobé que ser Cristiano no es una religión si no una relación directa con Dios sin intermediarios, rituales o Idolos. Habría mucho mas que decir, muchísimo, pero este es el principio de la vida para mi, he mirado atrás una estela de errores que espero no volver a cometer porque si antes tuve cuidado con la palabra a partir de ahora aun mas, esta es una canción personal que no busca la opinión de ningún semejante a la vez dice mucho de quien la valora o la rechaza, como dije… y ya te he dicho todo y no te he dicho nada… un dato particular fue; cuando la termine de escribir mis manos temblaban.

Fue grabada por Dj Le Spam en su estudio ( City Of Progress ) en pocas horas y salió de allí mezclada el mismo día 3 de Octubre de 2016. Como soy aficionada de la Fotografía y el video llevo mi cámara casi a todos lados (ver en ( www.instagram.com/docugrafia ), así que el resto de la semana me dedique a editar por mi misma las imágenes que tenía, todas las imágenes son propias, algunas tomadas el año 2015 en Cuba y otras en Jerusalem.

Esta canción no tiene relación con mi próximo Disco Palabras Manuales el cual está totalmente terminado y ya todos podrán escucharlo entre Enero y Febrero Del 2017.”

~Danay

I have been and am gradually working towards bringing Danay Suarez to the Dallas area in 2017 and hopefully, you too, can experience what I once did in Miami the first time I saw her on stage. For more information on Danay Suarez visit her site today.

Danay Suarez on CNN this Sunday from Havana

We are excited to report that Cuban Singer/Rapper/Songwriter, Danay Suarez returns to Havana, Cuba as part of this unique interview on The Wonder List, season two, as it premieres this Sunday March 20th at 10 PM EST/9 PM CST on CNN. This will be a story of her journey to Cuba as she takes show host Bill Weir and The Wonder List Team through the streets of Havana.  Follow Danay Suarez via Facebook Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and purchase her music via iTunes. For bookings worldwide contact BRAVO! Latino at 972-960-2525 Ext 101 or rikki@bravo-latino.com.
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Enjoy one of my favorite all time music videos of Danay Suarez titled “Yo Aprendi”.

Rikki Rincon interviews international singer Danay Suaréz

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After many attempts to lock this international singer/songwriter interview down, I finally succeeded as her manager is top notch. Danay Suarez from Havana, Cuba, now residing in Miami is so intense, passionate and poetic with her words, flow and delivery and most of all, real. I told her manager I can feel her energy just hearing her voice and seeing her live at Hispanicize was mind altering. Click on this link to read my full interview as we kept her responses in her native Spanish to keep her message as real as she is. “The Musical Soul of Danay Suarez via Mercado Bilingüe. Thanks to Editor, Phillip Morales, GM of Sales, Fabian Campos for believing in my vison to reach out local, natonally and internationally to bring major stories to your readers. To Danay Suarez, muchas gracias por su tiempo, alegria y talento. You can visit www.mercadobilingue.com to download the full magazine and like them on facebook and follow them on twitter.

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Rikki Rincon to interview singer/songwriter Danay Suárez

Over the past several decades in the music and radio industry I have worked with major giants, from Brian McKnight, Envouge, RUN-DMC, Cypress Hill, Selena, Luis Enrique, Oscar D’ Leon, La Charanga Habanera, Daddy Yankee, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Wisin y Yandel, New Kids on the Block, Stevie B and the list is endless and over the past two years I have taken on other roles to add to my depth of reach, interviewing both local and international personalities for Mercado Bilingue and our blog at Creative Juice Online.  It’s very exciting to announce that we secured a one on one interview with singer/songwriter hailing from Havana, Cuba now residing in Miami, Danay Suárez.  Ms. Suárez delivers such a smooth, laid back style while packing in a powerful message in each of her song titles.  From USA, to Europe, Asia and around the rest of globe, Danay Suárez is rapidly growing fans, with 72K to date on facebook and 12.3k followers via her twitter.  My interview will cover artistic areas of her movement and we invite you to always log in MercadoBilingue.com for breaking stories.  Check out one of her music videos below titled “Yo Aprendi”.