Jesus Cantero

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Jesus Cantero

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Jesus-Cantero

Cuban-born Jesus Cantero could not escape his heritage: Cuban music flows in his veins, floods his mind and inhabits his soul. This seems inevitable With a passion for the musical styles of his island since early childhood, he uses his talent to convey this enthusiasm to the audiences who come to hear him. 

But let’s go back to the beginning, when Jesus was studying music at the Escuela de superación profesional in Piñar del Rio before starting his professional career as a singer, in particular with the Conjunto Yarey and the Conjunto Sonorama. In 1991, he settled in Havana to pursue his career. There he worked with various orchestras, including the Orquesta Revé, the Banda Meteoro and the Son Candela orchestra with which he recorded two albums, Llega pero no te pases and Son Candela, with the German label Cuba Chevere. He later joined the group Cubanismo.

Starting then, his career became international: Jesus performed around the world, in Japan, China, England, France, the United States and Canada. He shared the stage with great artists including Celia Cruz, Oscar D. Leon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Andy Montañes, Victor Manuel, La India and Marc Anthony. During these years, Cubanismo recorded two albums: Mardi Gras Mambo (2000) and Greetings from Havana (2005).

In 2006, after seven years with Cubanismo, he decided to leave both the orchestra and his homeland to settle in Montréal, where he has been far from inactive. He has sung in various festivals in Québec and Ontario, gradually making a name for himself on the Canadian scene. In 2010, he created his own group, Jesus Cantero y Los Criollos All Stars. 
Most of the group’s members are Quebecers of Cuban descent. They provide a blend of traditional Cuban beats, such as son, guajira, guaracha and cha cha with more contemporary beats such as salsa, merengue and reggaeton.


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Los Criollos All Stars, la formation musicale fondée par le chanteur Jesus Cantero, réunit huit musiciens qui offrent un spectacle d’envergure incluant voix, percussions, cuivres et harmonie. Le groupe a à cœur de faire connaître la richesse des ritmos cubains que Jesus Cantero fait rayonner depuis les 25 dernières années, tant à Cuba que sur les scènes internationales. Jesus Cantero Llanes a partagé sa passion pour la musique aux quatre coins du monde. Né à Cuba, il fait ses études musicales à la Escuela de Superacion Profesional à Piña del Rio où il commence sa carrière professionnelle de chanteur avec, entre autre, Cojunto Yarey et Cojunto Sonorama.

En 1991, il s’installe à la Havane. Il évolue avec l’Orquesta Revé, la Banda Meteoro et l’orchestre Son Candela avant de rejoindre la formation Cubanismo. Pendant sept ans, il évolue avec Cubanismo au niveau international.

En 2006, il quitte son pays d’origine pour s’établir à Montréal, où, très actif sur la scène musicale, il chante dans différents festivals à travers le Québec et l’Ontario. En 2010, il est devenu le chanteur principal des Lundis Cubains au Dièse Onze. En 2011, en collaboration avec Marie-Michelle Cusson, il crée sa propre formation, un orchestre de haut niveau mélangeant les rythmes traditionnels cubains tels que le son, la guajira, le chacha à des rythmes plus contemporains tels que la salsa, le merengue et la salsaton. Regroupant des musiciens d’origines québécoise et cubaine, Jesus Cantero et Los Criollos All Stars entraine le public dans une ambiance chaleureuse et rythmée digne des soirées au cœur de la Havane.