Xiomara Laugart - Latin vocalist
Xiomara Laugart is Cuban. This alone makes her a competitor in the music industry. She was born with a fusion of rhythms in her veins. Moreover, Xiomara Laugart is a Guantanamera, also the name of a quintessential Cuban folk song. Guantánamo is the easternmost province in Cuba, where even the palm trees sing and dance.
At the age of 15 she began her career. Soon thereafter, her voice was considered a true prodigy that allowed her to perform the most diverse genres. She performed several different expressions of traditional and contemporary Cuban music.
During the 1980s, she entered the “Adolfo Guzmán” Contest for Cuban music where she was granted the highest award. From that day on, she became one of the most brilliant representatives of Cuban song.
She received invitation after invitation to perform all over the world. She took the world by storm, taking home many international awards (1980, Sochi Russia; Sopot Festival 1985, Poland; Dresden Festival 1986, Germany, and others). Xiomara had been performing at the largest of venues in Cuba for years, performing with the biggest talents around. Yet she longed for a deeper sense of artistic expression, which she found difficult to develop in the oppresive climate in Cuba. Her dream was to go to the United States and fill the creative void in her soul with her music, the best music she could make.