Marta Elena, Excellence Award winner for her outstanding performance at the 5th Annual Vaughan Latin Festival (celebration of Latin culture and community), was born
into a musical family in Havana, Cuba.
Not all 'salseros' have been male artists; in the history of Salsa, there is some exception to that rule; and Marta Elena is one of the names of that exception. Singer, Composer,
Percussionist and Band leader Marta Elena belongs to a younger generation of Cuban musicians who are happy to honour the island nation's Afro-Latin musical roots while
looking for new ways to express the music that courses through the vein of the country.