Jorge Gonzalez_ Salvador Puerto_Jorge Cacedas_Carlos Cuesta_-Luis Alberto Jimenez_Ernesto Varona-Carlos Minoso _Eugenio Samon _ Awalys Ernesto Lopez Maturel
Ekundayo Band was founded two years ago in Lisbon (Portugal) , thanks to the initiative of the cuban percussionist Jorge Gonzalez Rodriguez, who , starting from Milan with behind the success of the album made in collaboration with the trumpeter Gendrickson Mena, " My Groove " , he arrives in the Portuguese Capital with the intention of experiencing something new , bringing the genre , almost unknown in Portugal , the latin jazz . He starts from the experience of My Grove, where , on the basis of typical grooves funkie integrated with Afro-Cuban rhythms , they built a real mixture of music with different languages.
The success of Ekundayo Band concerts in Portugal and made , among which includes also the concert at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon, brings the frantic desire for renewal the great Gonzalez’s creativity and he returns to Milan with the intention of reforming Ekundayo Band with the collaboration of great musicians , as well as former colleagues.
Ekundayo Art Project is a global art project conceived in February of 2013 by Hernandez Art Gallery in Milan and the Cuban musician Jorge Gonzalez Rodriguez.
The project integrates the visual arts (painting, sculpture and photography) with dance and music, more precisely the kind of Latin jazz, in a versatile and fluid way through a dynamic system in which each parcel of the project will not only give own contribution, but adapt to the changing needs of the place, the client, the topic and the time available.
All artists of various genres create a synergy that mutually cooperate to raise each other's arts.