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Mike Porcel

Cuban born american musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and songwriter born in Havana on April 1950. He studied classical guitar, composition, harmony and orchestration with important  Cuban Masters. He began working professionally in 1969 with the Rock Group "Dada". His work as a composer has received major awards and has been recorded by prominent singers such as Elsa Baeza, Nacha Guevara, Argelia Fragoso, Beatrriz Marques, Jorge Hernandez, Carlos Luis, Bobby Jimenez , Danny Rivera, and Ivette Cepeda, among others. In 1973 he joined the theatrical group "Teatro Studio" as a composer and musical director and it was during those years where his expanded his work as an orchestrator. In 1977 he was the co-founder of the first progressive rock band in Cuba  "Synthesis", who merged the rural roots of Cuban music with various symphonic rock trends. In 1978 he won First Prize at the World Festival of Youth and Students with the song "In search of a new flower". In Spain he  recorded and hosted  a series of 52 programs for Radio Martí ;  produced, orchestrated and composed  the songs for the CD "My moments of joy" for the Cuban- Spanish singer Elsa Baeza ; composed original music for various projects for  the TVE (Spanish Television ); set to music and created a theatrical-musical show based on the poetry of mystic poets Juan de la Cruz and Teresa de Jesus. With Miss Elsa Baeza and an actor, created a second version of the theatrical-musical show "Let the poets speak" performing throughout  Spain and several cities of Belgium. He has composed music for a cartoon animated  series (Mimi and Mr. Bobo), and several documentaries for the UNHCR in Switzerland and Spain. Since 1995 collaborates with the  Miami based theater group "Teatro Avante" composing original music for plays, such as "Matecumbre: the flight of Peter Pan", "The Pilgrim", "Ashes on the sea", "Cold air" and "Among the land of Columbus" among others.In 2008 he produced, arranged, composed and  released his first solo Cd "Intactvs" who has received excellent critics. At present time, he  continues performing concerts, working on a second CD and other personal projects.