Cuban Faces of 2015: Gente de Zona, Musical Duo / 14ymedio

Screenshot of ‘La Gozadera' by Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony
Screenshot of ‘La Gozadera’ by Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony

14ymedio bigger4ymedio, Havana, 25 December 2015 — The Cuban duo Gente de Zona had a meteoric year, partly due to the continued success of their song Bailando (Dancing), performed with the Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and the Cuban Descemer Bueno. Their theme La Gozadera (Sheer Pleasure) climbed the charts and became a summer hit in 2015, reaching number one Billboard magazine’s Latin charts.

Alexander Delgado, who created the group more than 15 years ago, and his colleague Randy Malcom, who joined three years ago, have the so-called “Cuban reggaeton” music label and this fall put out their new album with a mix of urban music and traditional Cuban rhythms.

The band is the first musical group to sign a contract with Marc Anthony’s new company, Magnus Media. The Cubans, who won three Latin Grammys in 2014, won two Latin American Music Awards and were honored during the ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.