Eddy Mallo has forever encompassed an intense passion for music and dance. He was fortunate to have musical instruments in his home, and his family always strived to have music as an important aspect of life. The Piano was an instrument always played in his home from his grandmother to his sister to Eddy himself. Eddy began formal musical training at nine years of age picking up the acoustic and electric guitar. He trained with jazz guitar players and enjoyed playing the music of George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire and studying flamenco guitar which was his mother's favorite musical style. Eddy soon started studying Cuban standards on the piano and Stanley Clarke riffs on the bass, writing lyrics in Spanish and English, and composing songs. Eddy was born on July 19th in La Habana, Cuba and immigrated to Los Angeles, California. He grew up in a multi-ethnic community and always cherished his rich Cuban heritage. Eddy was inspired to form a band in the 80's when he heard the music of Bob Marley and was moved by Marley's conscious lyrics and style. After years of listening to Cuban and American music he began to fuse the melodious style of Reggae music to his musical base to come up with a Caribbean style. Eddy's first band called "One Foundation" became a popular group that toured nationally with Reggae legend "Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus". He played bass for him and as members of One Foundation followed solo careers, he began to sing more in Spanish and create his unique Caribbean sound. His debut album "Crucero Caribeno" blends world music with Cuban/Latin overtones. Exceptional musicians took part in this recording and accompany Eddy in his live performances. The beautiful arrangements, cool lyrics and melodies, along with sizzling rhythms, will capture audiences and have them grooving on the dance floor.
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