Cubismo is a group that plays energetic dance music based on afro-Cuban rhythms but in its own unique and recognizable style. Besides salsa and Latin-jazz Cubismo has also been influenced by the elements of jazz, hip-hop, funk and rock music. The band members come from Croatia , Slovenia , Cuba and Ecuador . Cubismo is the leading group for such type of music in Croatia and this part of Europe .
The band has so far released 6 CDs, the majority of which has been internationally distributed. In its career Cubismo worked with numerous international music stars. Cubismo's CD „Motivo Cubano“ was recorded in Cuba with the members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.
Yolanda Duke, who was at that time a singer in Tito Puente Orchestra, appeared as a guest performer on the CD „Viva la Habana“. Furthermore Cubismo has a tight and ongoing cooperation with Nelson Hernandez, who is one of the best arranger and producers of salsa music in the USA Cubismo is well known for its high quality music and the group members' performing artistry, and has, as such, regularly received numerous professional awards. However, the greatest aspects of Cubismo are their concerts and live performances, during which their enormous sparkling positive energy moves the audience to swing and dance.
The band was founded in 1995 and was named after the jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's composition „Cu-bi cu-bop“, which represented one of the first blending of afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz and other music styles.
PORIN (Croatian “Grammy”)
CROATIAN DISCOGRAPHIC AWARD
With more than 35 nominations and 21 Porin Awards, Cubismo is, by far, the most awarded band in the history of the Award.
Cubismo also has a record number of nominations for one album- 13 nominations in 2001 for the album “Motivo Cubano”.
Moreover, Cubismo holds a record in the number of received Porin Awards in one year- 7 Porin Awards for the album “Junglesalsa” in 2003.
BEST INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE: NIGHT IN TUNISIA
BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION: ROSA
BEST INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE: AFRO BLUE, CUBISMO
BEST GROUP PERFORMANCE WITH A VOCAL: VIVA LA HABANA, SUENOS – CUBISMO
BEST VOCAL COLLABORATION: VIVA LA HABANA, NA, NA, NA -JOSIPA LISAC AND CUBISMO
BEST JAZZ PERFORMANCE: VIVA LA HABANA, ST' THOMAS - CUBISMO AND GEORGE MAKINTO
BEST ARRANGEMENT: VIVA LA HABANA , NA, NA, NA - MARIO IGREC/ JOSIPA LISAC AND CUBISMO
BEST POP ALBUM: ALBUM: MOTIVO CUBANO / PERFORMER: CUBISMO
BEST GROUP PERFORMANCE WITH A VOCAL : ALBUM: MOTIVO CUBANO
BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION: COMPOSITION: SIXTUS /AUTOR: Mario Igrec
BEST ART DESIGN: ALBUM: MOTIVO CUBANO Bruketa/Žinić
BEST VIDEO : FOR THE SONG: AY MI CUBA Radislav J. Gonzo
BEST URBAN CLUB MUSIC ALBUM : ALBUM: JUNGLESALSA
BEST GROUP PERFORMANCE WITH A VOCAL : PERFORMER: CUBISMO
BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION: MARIO IGREC SJENE
BEST ARRANGEMENT: H. RUPČIĆ AND Z. DUSPER JUNGLESALSA
BEST PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
BEST ALBUM RECORDING: M. VIDOVIĆ AND M. LESIĆ
BEST ART DESIGN : DUBRAVKA ZGLAVNIK HORVAT JUNGLESALSA
BEST VIDEO MATERIAL for DVD "Live in Lisinski"
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