Cimafunk is a Grammy-nominated, Afro-Cuban Rockstar. His name refers to his heritage as a “cimarrón,” Cubans of African descent who resisted and escaped slavery, as well as to the essence of his music that aims to subvert classical Cuban rhythms with innovative mixes of funk, afrobeat and hip hop. Cimafunk has received overwhelming praise touring the U.S. and Europe, making a name for himself as one of today’s great showman, performing an electric live show with La Tribu, his 9-person band from Havana. His live show is a celebration of groove and an unforgettable sonic and bodily experience. Cimafunk is redefining contemporary Cuban music as well as Afro-Latin identity and the fusion of black cultures. His latest album, El Alimento, was nominated at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album.
“It really feels like a statement record– a real breakout album… You can listen and have a different experience every time, because it feels like you are literally listening to layers of generations. There’s not a genre to put him in, as it really didn’t exist until he created it… A combination of Benny Moré, James Brown and Sly Stone all mixed together… a visionary musician & the future of Cuban funk – one of the most dynamic performers I have seen …And this record captures his live intensity”NPR Alt Latino
“Cimafunk takes it back there while keeping it in the now. It’s what we do, always reinventing the Funk to keep it fresh.”George Clinton