Mario “Mayito” Rivera is without a doubt one of Cuba’s most notable singers. He spent more than 20 years as the characteristic voice and face of the extremely successful Cuban band, Los Van Van. It doesn’t matter whether Mayito sings son, rumba, salsa, bolero, or timba, in a modern or traditional style, powerfully dynamic or tender and soft—whenever he performs, vibrantly adding color to his vocal interpretations, it’s of award-winning quality.
As Cuba’s most sought-after guest singer, Mayito has been invited to perform in just about every Cuban All Star formation of the last decade. That activity also continued after his departure from Los Van Van in 2011, when he proceeded to tour the whole world and give concerts in Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, and other countries.