Born: January 20
Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta is one of the most versatile Latin American singers living in Europe. Though she has never stopped singing the folk songs of her motherland, she is equally at home embracing various Brazilian and jazz idioms. With her warm earthy voice she creates an energetic yet intimate and personal style, rooted in the sounds of her native Cuba.
She has left a travel footprint that truly makes her a citizen of the world. Born in Havana, she got to know the traditional music during her childhood with her family in the province of Matanzas. After completing a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and studying vocal technique, she set out to pursue her musical dreams in a journey that took her to Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and, finally, Amsterdam, where she now resides.
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Mujeres de Luna is an album of intense and ethereal beauty that travels the roads of jazz and
'filin' in complicity with the cadence of the 'trova'. - Carlos Olivares Baro, Razon, Mexico
…it is the sheer poetry of the music and the lyricism of the renditions by Estrella Acosta that
capture the imagination… a mesmeric array of beautifully crafted arrangements, and sensuousness
in every lovingly caressed phrase of Mujeres de Luna. This is an album not to be missed by
listeners of superbly performed music.” - Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network
**** … the melodies are compelling, and dancing is also an option - all ingredients are present…
for the album Acosta brought together a complete orchestra… still it is especially Acosta herself
who shines. - Jan Jasper Tamboer, Het Parool, Amsterdam