Slowly but surely, Cuba’s best-kept musical secrets are making themselves known to the world. Music lovers are discovering all the innovation and synergies that have come from this island which has always been renowned as the cradle of many of the world’s best singers and musicians.
And the hottest young band from Cuba, Angeles, is ready to break out worldwide, preparing its surprising, fresh new material alongside virtuoso multiple GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY®-winning producer Sergio George.
Sergio George is bullish on this group's prospects and influence: “Angeles will be a groundbreaking act and set the tone for future Cuban pop groups.”
Comprising four talented Havana natives now aged 18-26, Angeles began to make its mark in 2012, with the Cuban hit “Cuéntale a Él” (Tell Him), which fuses EDM with Latin flavors. It was like nothing else on the radio, and became one of the year’s biggest hits on the island.
The group quickly attracted the attention of multitudes of young fans, who in 2013 packed Havana’s Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva de La Habana for the group’s sold-out show before a venue-record 20,000 spectators.
During the same year, they dazzled fans with another hit, the club-ready “Te Confieso” (I Confess to You). In 2014, the group released “Besando Tu Boca” (Kissing Your Mouth), which gave it its first taste of fame in Mexico, where it launched a well-received promotional tour of the country's largest cities, and performed at several prestigious radio festivals.
For three consecutive years, 2012-2014, Angeles won the Popularity Award at Cuba’s Premios Lucas.
In 2016, the band took a very strong step in their musical career signing with Warner Music Latina.
Now, Angeles is getting ready to spread its wings and fly throughout the Americas on the strength of their new single “Me Mata Tu Amor” (Your Love Kills Me). The video shoot, filmed on the streets of Havana, was surrounded by thousands of excited fans. With this song, the group continues to evolve and establish itself in the urban genre.
Angeles was founded by Ángel Rodríguez Quintero, 26, who grew up studying music formally. He is a former member of Los Faraones, a pioneering group in Cuba’s urban-music movement.
Sian Chiong, 22, is one of the group’s heartthrobs thanks to his captivating look. He studied modeling and acting, and in 2012-13 appeared in the successful Cuban telenovela Santa María del Porvenir.
Hansel Delgado, 19 años, also worked in modeling when he was selected as a member of Angeles. He spent nine years as a member of a prestigious youth dance troupe.
In late 2016, around the time the group began working with Sergio George, it grew from a trio to a quartet with the addition of Mikel Korta Torres, 18. He won a highly competitive audition that attracted more than 500 aspirants.