Interactivo is a music collective begun by Roberto Carcasses in
Havana, Cuba around a core group of five musicians: Roberto
Carcasses, Yusa, Francis de Rio, William Vicanco and Telmary Diaz.
Credited as being the "director" of the group rather than the
leader, Roberto Carcasses prides himself on Interactivo’s free-form,
experimental, and collaborative nature. Over the years, new members
have joined the band, including Olivier Valdes, Rodney Barreto,
Yaroldi Abreu, Carlos Rios, Raul Verdecia, Julio Padron, Carlos
Miyares, David Suarez, Alexey Barroso, Juan Carlos Marin, Brenda
Navarrete, Marjorie Rivera and Lisset Ochoa, among others.
Continuous changes to the lineup and introduction of new
talent has given Interactivo the freedom to explore and fuse
all genres of music. Traditional Afro-Cuban beats mingle with
jazz, soul, rap and funk music which highlights the individual
musicians strengths as well as the group's success at collaboration.
The release of their newest album, Cubanos por el Mundo, has
launched a world tour. Numerous other renowned artists took part in
the recording sessions, among them: singer and chekeré player Oscar
Valdés, vocalist Bobby Carcassés, bassists Carlos Ríos, Feliciano
Arango and Néstor del Prado, drummers Adel González, Rodney Yllarza
Barreto and Oliver Valdés; guitarists Elmer Ferrer and José Luis
Martínez; trumpetists Julio Padrón, Carlos Sarduy, Carlos M.
Miyares and David Suárez; vocalists and chorists Marjorie Rivera,
Melvis Santa, Santiago Feliú, Descemer Bueno, David Torrens, and
from this performance will, in part, assist UNICEF acclaimed
Cuban children's theatre group
Colmenita with the purchase of new camera equipment to
help chronicle their global quest for peace, harmony and the
sanctity of youth
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