Qva Libre play a high energy kinetic mix of funk hip hop rock reggae rap and Cuban roots cool. They are right now the hottest alternative funk-rock band in Cuba. Back in 2000 the four original members of QVA Libre were playing their first gigs at El Patio de María like every other fledgling rock band in Havana.
Carlos had no formal music training and he had never played in another band before or since QVA Libre. He and his bandmates went through some very lean years. QVA Libre self-financed four tracks for their first demo, Que todo sea para nada, in 2004. In 2007 their first album, Resistencia y reciclaje, gained some notoreity in the rock world.
The band's second album, Viva Qva Libre, was a breakthrough. Songs like "Superhero", "Buena suerte", "Kumbia funky" and "Azúcar" made QVA Libre the top concert draw that it is today. In 2011, the album scored both Cubadisco and Cuerda Viva awards.
Performance recorded at the Colonial Hotel in Cayo Coco, Cuba on May 6th 2015.
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