For the majority, being the descendant of a political figure as important as his father implied that Juan Guillermo has the way to the music raided.
Nothing more uncertain. It is enough to know his determination to complete his law studies, while he combined his performances with the famous reggaeton group Gente de Zona and later the creation of his own orchestra, with which he has won the respect of the public and the critic.
Music within the JG family
His father, Juan Almeida Bosque, was among other things a great Cuban music composer, mainly son, besides creator of many of the themes that today conforms the repertoire of JG.
As for his mother, she studied piano and as this young artist confesses, has been an essential pillar in his artistic career. For such reasons when JG begins his musical career in the middle of his law studies, his family respects and supports him spiritually.
Gente de Zona, the most prestigious of Cuban reggaeton groups, had the scoop on the insertion of JG in the world of art. For him it was a challenge, since it was not the type of Cuban music he heard in his childhood. However, the interaction with the international and national public helped him to consolidate himself as a rising star, and professional work served as an experience for what was to come.
From Reggaeton to Timba
Once graduated from his university career, JG forms his own group and begins to lean towards rhythms more related to his interests like timba, salsa, son and even merengue and of course, some reggaeton. Among his priorities was to study music, receiving classes with great masters such as Digna Guerra, José Rolando and Carmen Rosa López, teachers of music schools like ENA (National School of Arts) and Caturla.
As a singer, JG feels a special attachment to Timba. Among his influences are the Cuban dance music of great orchestras such as Los Van Van, Paulo FG, Carlos Manuel y el Clan and Charanga Habanera, his favourite. Nevertheless, the fusion is another of the characteristics of the arrangements of his group, in which also the sticky popular phrases for which he is more than recognized among the Cuban dancing public stand out.
JG: A committed Cuban musician
Like all artists of his time, the interaction with other musicians of the patio is something habitual in its repertoire, playing with personalities like Kelvis Ochoa, the group Qva Livre and Charanga Habanera. Nor is it rare to find him on tour in different provinces of the nation such as Holguín, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos. But if it is in Havana, his orchestra frequents the Salón Rojo of the Capri Hotel and Casa de la Música de Miramar.
Of his records it is worthy to mention Empezar de cero and En el tren ya estoy montado. One of his most famous songs is Que no, que no, with which he managed to position himself among the most popular Cuban music of the times.
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