From her beginnings at the Manuel Saumell Elementary School of Music at age 9, Brenda Navarrete set her sights on percussion and a career in music. She graduated from Cuba’s prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in 2009, earning accreditations as an instrumentalist, ensemble and percussion instructor.
In 2010, Brenda Navarrete won a national competition during Cuba’s prestigious Fiesta del Tambor, wining first prize in the category of Bata drums, as well as for best interpretation by a female artist.
Working with an array of renowned artists, including the Afro-Cuban percussion troupe, Obini Bata, Jazz musician Joaquin Betancourt, Alain Perez, Munir Hossn and as a singer with the internationally acclaimed band Interactivo, led by Roberto Carcasses, Brenda has made her mark as an accomplished singer, percussionist, composer and arranger.
READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
Brenda’s resume includes collaborations with Cuba’s music elite. She has played on the recordings of many notable Cuban artists, including guesting on Batá and vocals on Contumbao, the latest release from Cuban-Canadian pianist/composer Hilario Duran.
Singer, percussionist, composer and arranger.
Following the January 2018 release of her debut solo album, MI MUNDO, Brenda toured internationally with a collaborative production called HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON. After a swing through Australia and New Zealand in March, the tour reassembled for an amazing summer tour in Europe. In October, Brenda appeared in Toulouse, France in support of her album, Mi Mundo, and she will continue to tour throughout the year.
Uncompromising Artistic Beauty
With a solid foundation of Latin Jazz and Afro‐Cuban influences, Brenda has spread her wings into contemporary World Music. An uncompromising professional, she infuses passion, rare skills, musical originality and relentless energy into every project and performance.