Arte Mixto formed eight years ago, under the direction of talented violinist Alexis Correa, in the city of Cienfuegos Las Villas, Cuba. A group of musicians, freshly graduated form the National School of Arts, got together and decided to form their own group. But not any kind of group, they had a vision, a dream. They imaged a special kind of sound, they wanted to play the well known traditional Cuban music, the sones, guaguancos, the rumbas and the guarachas and add to them elements of classical music, jazz, flamenco, salsa and even samba. A mixture new and exciting that would lead them to their name, Arte Mixto.
With their totally acoustic sound comprised of two guitars, a bass a violin and the whole assemblage of percussion instruments so native to their country (bongos and bata drums), Arte Mixto hit the road and became an instant favorite with the locals. Today they are touring around the globe and Arte Mixto is like most Cuban music in its promise to be contagiously and undeniably danceable. Enjoy!