Since the age of 9, Brenda Navarrete has never looked back on her dream of pursuing a life in music. After boldly opting to specialize in percussion, the young up-and- coming star enrolled at Manuel Saumell Elementary School of Music before moving on to Cuba’s prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in 2005. In 2007, Brenda caught the eye of renowned musician Joaquin Betancourt, who recruited her for his Jazz Band project.
After graduating in 2009 as an instrumentalist, ensemble and percussion instructor, Brenda continued to hone her skills with certifications in symphonic and Cuban percussion, as well as contemporary dance. She embarked on numerous simultaneous projects that same year, including a stint with the Afro-Cuban percussion troupe, Obini Bata. Brenda also joined the ranks of Interactivo as a singer with the internationally acclaimed band led by Roberto Carcasses.
In 2010, Brenda made her mark as one of Cuba’s up-and- coming young talents during the prestigious Fiesta del Tambor, where she was awarded first place in the Bata drum category, as well as for best interpretation by a female artist.
In May 2013, Brenda Navarrete was endorsed by Sabian and, in March 2016, she signed an artist endorsement deal with the Gon Bops percussion company, joining their elite lineup of top percussion professionals.
After completing three new songs, Brenda is preparing to tour in the spring and summer of 2016 to promote her new releases. She also continues to compose and record in Havana, whiling taking time out for frequent guest appearances with Cuba’s music elite.
Brenda Navarrete’s resume has been a non-stop musical journey of interactions with Cuba’s music elite, while her solo project has included television and radio broadcasts of her live performances, as well as touring in Canada and the United States. She is also a frequent guest at Cuba’s most important events, including Havana World Music, La Fiesta del Tambor, Habanos, FIHAV and La Feria Internacional del Libro de la Habana.