Maria Bacardi’s album Deseo in the new issue of Caribbean Beat Magazine

July 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

Maria Bacardi’s album Deseo in the July/August 2013 issue of Caribbean Beat Magazine!


Caribbean Beat Magazine and Deseo

Caribbean Beat Magazine

“The first track, featuring her own English translation, is “Como Fue”, but other must-listens include “Yellow Days” (made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra), and a French rendition of “Guantanamera”, as well as the hauntingly beautiful “Júrame”. Besides her sublime singing, Bacardi is accompanied by an ensemble of greats, including Carlos Gómez on guitar, Pablo Vergara on piano, and Yunior Terry on bass, providing laid-back musical support.” -Sheldon Cadet

Maria Bacardi Debuts “Deseo” – Latin Heat

March 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm


“My art and music are both fed from my desire for looking for the truth in beauty, despite the forces of pain and grief.” — Maria Bacardi


Editor’s Note: From the moment I received a copy of Ms. Bacardi’s Deseo CD, I have not been able to get away from it. I love it! It’s romantic, joyful, melancholic, and up lifting. As a woman, her story resonates and her music is dreamy and inspiring. It brought back memories long buried. Goes to show you that you can reinvent yourself at any point in your life. – Elia Esparza

New York, NY – Cuban-born, New York-based musician, artist and performer, Maria Bacardi, announces the release of her debut album of traditional Cuban ballads titled Deseo released through Breaking Records. A release party and two performances by Maria Bacardi and the musicians recorded on the album on March 21, 2013 at The Kitano in New York City at 66 Park Ave. 

Maria Bacardi, Nee Pessino, Reinvents Herself

March 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Arts-&-Living-Press_Page_1 Hamptons Life

Publication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

By Michelle Trauring   Jan 8, 2013

Maria Bacardi does not remember fleeing to Spain from Cuba in 1961 as a political exile. She was just 4 years old.

But what came after that, she described as if it had happened yesterday. On Friday and Saturday nights, hordes of family friends poured into her living room, escaping the cold Madrid air. They opened a bottle of rum and her mother, Elena Gomez del Campo Bacardi, pulled out her guitar. And then they began to sing.


They sang songs of love. They sang songs of loss. They sang songs of pain. They sang songs of their homeland—a country they yearned for, a place they would never see again.

“My mother didn’t sing them to me directly, I caught them in the air,” Ms. Bacardi recalled during a telephone interview last week. “They sang to all hours of the morning, crying desperately for their return to Cuba. Crying desperately. I didn’t realize I was living their trauma. I realized, many years later, it became the core of my artistry and my passion and my devotion for art and beauty.”

MARIA BACARDI on The Eclectic Cafe with Bonnie Grice!

March 8, 2013 at 3:57 am
Maria Bacardi will be interviewed FRIDAY March 8th  by Bonnie Grice from the Eclectic Cafe on WPPB radio at 11 AM
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   Weekday mornings Gracie Award-winning host Bonnie Grice provides a “sonic gumbo” of music and conversation on the “Eclectic Cafe”—beginning at 9am with “Conversations at the Cafè”, an on-air meeting place for a wide range of guests, artists/authors/musicians, local and global, sharing ideas and experiences in a format that’s comfortable and informed. This is followed by two exciting musical hours featuring a wide-ranging mix of music from all genres, carefully blended with a generous helping of listener requests, and topped off with the spice of local singer/songwriters.

La Voz Hispana NY – Maria Bacardi (Deseo)

March 8, 2013 at 1:05 am

Maria Bacardi debuts “DESEO”, a recording of traditional Cubanboleros with live performance at the Kitano

Release Party: March 21, 2013 | The Kitano | 66 Park Ave | New York | 10016
Two Performances: 8pm and 10pm
$10 Cover, $15 Minimum food & drink per person, per set
Reservations: 212-885-7119


NEW YORK, NY January 22, 2013 — Cuban-born, New York-based musician, artist and performer, Maria Bacardi, the great granddaughter of the founder of Bacardi rum, announces the release of her debut album of traditional Cuban ballads entitled, Deseo available March 2013 worldwide through Breaking Records. A release party with two live performances by Maria Bacardi and the musicians who recorded Deseo will be held at 8pm and 10pm on March 21, 2013 at The Kitano located at 66 Park Ave in New York City. The illustrious event will be attended by many members of the Bacardi family as well as Maria’s extensive community of celebrated actors, actresses, musicians and artists.

Stay tuned for CD REVIEW in the coming weeks. By Zenn Ramos