Luis Frank Arias
He was first part of the Orquesta Revé, then of Compay Segundo, toured with the Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro Cuban All Stars throughout the world and after that founded Soneros de Verdad. With them he received the German Jazz Award for the album “Soneros de Verdad“: Buena Vista – Barrio de la Habana” in 2003. Another highlight of his career was in 2004 when he participated in the film “Musica Cubana” presented by Wim Wender and the accompanying soundtrack.
For his outstanding voice Rivera has won several international awards. Among other things, the Grammy Award along with Los Van Van; and another Grammy nomination in the category “Best Salsa Album of the Year” for his solo album “Negrito Bailador”. In his worldwide tours he stood on stage with stars such as Pio Leyva, Osdalgia, Tirso Duarte, etc. In Wim Wenders film “Sons of Cuba” (Buena Vista Next Generation), he played one of the lead roles.