Composer, musician and singer. Born in Havana, Cuba, I started my career at 13 years of age when I was part of the quartet Locura Azul in which we interpreted songs from the legendary quartet Los Zafiros. I then joined other groups like Cuarzo and, later, Coral Latino which interpreted different music styles like salsa, merengue, pop, timba, etc. In 2006 I went on a 6-month tour to Turkey (Istambul, Ankara and Izmir) with Coral Latino. Once I returned to Cuba, I had the opportunity to join the band Charanga Forever, which shows required dynamic performances, which included singing and dancing choreographies. Currently in Montreal, I am writing and producing my own songs and videos.
In Montreal Javi Mendez y su Sandunga has performed in 2015 at the following festivals: Festival Nuits d’Afrique, Fiesta des culture of Saint-Rémi and Festival Cubano.