Issac Delgado
* September 11, 1962
Cuba
Solo Artist
Issac Delgado is indisputably one of the biggest stars in Cuba today. In his debut release, "La Formula," Issac Delgado delivers his best work bringing in legendary guests, world renowned poet, Pablo Milanes and pianist extraordinaire Gonzalo Rubalcalba.

Throughout this recording you hear Issac's insatiable salsa style with a touch of samba and jazz. It includes 15 tracks including monster hit "La Vida Es un Carnaval." Breaking attendance records in Cuba, Issac Delgado has conquered the US with his new album combined with the 2001 US tour.

Drawing crowds of 30-50,000, Issac Delgado has the charisma that penetrates the soul of his audience leaving them gasping for more. "La Formula" is salsa at its finest.

Biography and brief overview of Issac Delgado's carreer:
Isaac Felipe Delgado Ramirez, a.k.a. El Chevere de la Salsa, was born on September 11th, 1962 in Mariano in the city of Havana. His father, Luis Delgado, was a tailor and his mother Lina Ramirez was an actress, dancer, and singer in the Teatro Musical de La Habana.

Issac's primary school education took place in Ciudad Libertad and at age ten he entered into the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory where he studied the violoncello; an instrument that never interested him much, especially at an age when sports were more important. At age twelve, after leaving his studies of the violoncello behind, he enrolled in the Escuela de Iniciacion Deportiva where he dedicated himself completely to his love of soccer.

Once his university years were completed (1979), Issac entered the Instituto Superior de Cultura Fisica Manuel Fajardo to become licensed in sports. When he turned 18 , Issac joined the group "Proyecto" at the request of the virtuoso pianist, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. The group's music, categorized by the modernization of old popular Cuban music, sparked Issac's innate love for music. It was at this point that he decided to study vocal technique with Mariana De Gonich, one of the best vocal instructors in the country. He also enrolled in the school for professional musicians, "Ignacio Cervantes," where he began to study music seriously.

After a couple of years of performing as an amateur, he launched his professional career in 1983 by becoming one of the members of the Orquestra de Pacho Alonso. It was with this orchestra that he toured internationally for the first time and made his first recording which was produced by CBS in Spain.

By the late 80's, Issac Delgado had already toured extensively and performed with famous international figures in Australia, Holland, France, Spain, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Panama, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

In 1988 he became the lead vocalist in the group NG La Banda which was created with the intention of bringing together some of the country's most talented musicians to create a contemporary sound out of the fusion of traditional influences and popular contemporary rhythms. It is in this group that Issac found great popularity and fame throughout the country. He recorded three more CDs with NG La Banda and was awarded the EGREM 1990-1991 prize for being the band with the most technically developed level of music, and for enjoying the most popularity on the island.

Since then, Delgado has maintained his level of popularity not only in Cuba, but the world over. He is considered one of the greatest singers in Cuba and continues to tour internationally.
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