GON BOPS AND BRENDA NAVARRETE SIGN ARTIST ENDORSEMENT DEAL
Montreal, QC – April 4, 2016 – Brenda Navarrete is pleased to announce that she has signed an artist endorsement deal with the Gon Bops percussion company. The 26-year old singer, percussionist, composer and arranger from Havana, Cuba, will join the company’s elite lineup of top percussion professionals.
“I’m excited to be blazing new trails at an important moment in my career,” says Brenda. “And having the support of a major sponsor like Gon Bops adds fuel to the fire.”
With Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban influences, Brenda Navarrete is one of Cuba’s great young talents and is a legitimate rising star in Havana and across the country, where she has been heating up stages and airwaves, and exciting listeners, for quite some time. From her humble beginnings at Manuel Saumell Elementary School of Music at age 9, Brenda set her sights on a career in music. Moving on to graduate from Cuba’s prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in 2009, Brenda is also a talented instrumentalist, ensemble and percussion instructor.
Working with an array of renowned artists, including the Afro-Cuban percussion troupe, Obini Bata, Jazz musician Joaquin Betancourt, Alain Perez, MunirHossn and as a singer with the internationally acclaimed band Interactivo, led by Roberto Carcasses, Brenda has made her mark as an accomplished singer, percussionist, composer and arranger. During Cuba’s prestigious Fiesta del Tambor, Brenda won 1st place in the Bata drum category AND for best interpretation by a female artist.
Brenda Navarrete’s percussion expertise first earned her an artist endorsement contract in 2013 with Canadian company Sabian, joining their roster of some of the world’s most talented percussionists. Brenda now takes the stage as a Gon Bops endorsed artist and will continue to dazzle audiences with her live performances on Alex Acuna Special Edition congas.
“Gon Bops is a great company with a diverse selection of percussion instruments and I’m really looking forward to building upon my existing setup,” adds Navarrete. “This endorsement is the beginning of a partnership that will help take things to the next level.”
After an intensive stint in Havana and Montreal recording studios, Brenda Navarrete justreleased three new singles ahead of her upcoming debut CD, MiMundo, set for late 2016 release. The singles, Rumbero Como Yo, Namaste and TaitaBilongo, are available via all online music stores.Brenda is preparing to bring her unique Cuban interpretation of contemporary World Music to the world stage with her most recent project. After performing several shows in Toronto and Montreal in 2015, she is gearing up for the 2016 summer festival season.
Under management and in partnership with HabanAché Productions, Brenda is proud to invite music lovers everywhere to enjoy this brand new video which reveals the energy behind the artist: