Marco Island Center for the Arts presents the Cuban music of L-Yen on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. Musical interludes with a Latin twist is part of ¡ARTE VIVA! This festival is a Collier County-wide season to celebrate Hispanic arts and culture.
Originally from Matanzas Cuba, Yenier Alvarino (L-Yen”) began his first steps in music at the age of 15. He began to study the guitar, but quickly developed a greater skill which opened up a new horizon and allowed him to express his ideas and his feelings through composition. At only 16 years old, he created his first musical group”Fusion Tropical” and composed most of the songs for this group’s album. The project never materialized because Yenier Alvarino immigrated to the United States. His dream of music never ended and although he did not sing, he continued to compose.
L-Yen will use his Cuban roots to present a concert that combines traditional Cuban music as well as a style he calls “urban elegance,” urban rhythms with clean lyrics and a Latin flavor. As a solo artist, L-Yen was accepted with his first solo singles. “Te Propongo” and “Yenyere” opened the doors of radio and television to him. These are songs that define the beginning of a new era for urban music. They are songs that maintain that Latin melody that we love so much, but their sounds, their rhythm and their message make the difference between the songs of today. Because of the respect he has earned, he has the respect of the media and arts institutions in the Southwest Florida community.