Michael Gil Arango
Michael was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1980. He studied classical guitar at Felix Varela School. As part of his musical career, he has composed music for cinema, theater, and other audiovisual performances, for which he has received nominations and awards, such as Cine Plaza 2004 for best original music (documentary De Moler). He has devoted part of his career to the research and study of ethnic musical instruments: berimbau, kalimba, didgeridoo, talking drum, Jew’s harp. These instruments are incorporated in his compositions and are the subject of lectures given by Michael in Cuba, Mexico, and South Florida.
He has performed in prestigious institutions and events: the Havana Museum of Fine Arts; the Plaza de Armas in Zacatecas, Mexico; Puerta de Tierra, Campeche, Mexico; Miami Dade County Auditorium, TEMS FEST festivals, The Place of Miami.
Today Michael Gil is devoted to his project Luyano Band, based in Miami, Florida. He is the director, composer andmultintrumentalist.