Hugo Cruz and Caminos is a Cuban-fusion band led by Hugo Cruz Machado, an award-winning composer, percussionist, and graduate of the Instituto Superior des Artes of Havana, Cuba. Caminos' rhythms and melodies combine Cuban, Afro-Cuban, African, and American jazz sounds to form a unique style that aims to unify the world's music expressions in one experience. Band members include Eli Naragon (bass), Roger Romero (saxophone), and Michael Bernabe (keyboard). Caminos have performed at the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival 2019, First Night Pittsburgh 2020, Backstage Bar, and Fabrica des Artes in Havana, Cuba, among other places. Hugo has performed in Havana’s largest jazz festival, Jazz Plaza, with acclaimed artists Dave Weckl and Victor Goines, and won an award at Cubadisco, the most prestige music awards event in Cuba, performing with Afro-Cuban rock-fusion group Síntesis.
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