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Donato Poveda

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Born in Havana, Cuba, DONATO POVEDA LOPEZ started his professional singer-songwriter career at age 18 as part of the Island’s musical scene. He created music for Theater and Television specially “La Botija” for which he earned the (Best Music) award from the International Film Festival of Havana in 1989. He became well-known in Cuba with the songs, “Madre Por Qué?”, “Alex”, “Historia De Un Amor”, “Cambiando El Tema”, “El Eslabón Perdido”, and “Alguien Llama”.

He left Cuba and immediately developed a meteoric musical career. As part of the duet, Donato & Estefano (Sony International), he released four (4) albums including a (Greatest Hits), each one more innovative than the last. Overflowing with his cultural vision Donato endorses the evolution of a Latin Pop with spirit, revealing the passion that has identified his compositions for other artists as well.

Donato has written many hits and has quickly become one of the most acclaimed Latin songwriters. With songs like “Usted Se Me Llevó La Vida” and “ Es Por Amor” by Alexandre Pires, “Quisiera Ser”, “Solamente Tu Amor”, “Baila Baila”, “Candela”, and “Insidpensable” by Chayanne, “Agua Dulce Agua Salá” by Julio Iglesias, “Dejate Querer” and “Enseñame A Vivir Sin Ti” by Gilberto Santa Rosa, he has definitely refined his songwriting craft. He has also penned “Por Ti Seré” the Spanish adaptation of “You Raise Me Up” for Il Divo and has collaborated with many renowned artists like Emmanuel, Ill Factor

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