Zulema Hechavarria Blanco
Santiago de Cuba : 19 - 12 - 1973
Bandleader , composer , flute , percussion , vocals and dance.
In 1999 , Zulema graduated at the Instituto Superior de Artes in Cuba , after that she decided
to continue her education in Belgium.
In 2000 , she started to study at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp , where she got her
Master Degree in Music as a flutist.
Havana ( Cuba ) was the place where Zulema achieved her first musical successes.
She specializes in local folklore and traditional Afro-Cuban music and it is still the source of
inspiration for her.
In Belgium she has played with various bands and artists : Zap Mama , El Tattoo del Tigre ,
Helmut Lotti , Raymond Van Het Groenewoud . . .
Besides that she has also performed in various projects such as : Campina Reggae ,
Brassafrique , Descarga de Amberes , Mucho Gusto . . .
In 2010 she started her project : ZuleMax
In 2017 : Zulema's Mambo Queens
In 2018 : Tacones Altos