Daniel Cros

«Toma el sendero de quiero y puedo dejar la piel» (Dejar la piel)


Born in Barcelona, Daniel Cros, son of artists (mother, painter and father photographer) began his professional career performing in local pop bands as a vocalist and guitar player. He studied songwriting, vocal training, jazz improvisation, computer development and music theory in Barcelona, and completed them in the US and in Cuba. He also completed his Degree in Geography & History at the Universitat Central de Barcelona.

After attending an Afrocuban seminar and later extending percussion studies at Conjunto Nacional Folklórico in La Habana, he started developing his own style chracterized by the fusion of latin rhythms, jazz improvisation and songwriting, respecting the original percussion patterns, which he learns from his cuban musicians.

This evolution culminated when he opened for mythical cuban group La Vieja Trova Santiaguera in the last edition of Festival Internacional de la Cançó d´Empúries (Girona, Spain). In front of 2000 people and supported by his 6-member group, he presented his album "Por arte de magia".

The Danish magazine for world music Djembe gave four stars to the album, refering to it as «a magnific craftmanship in which Cuba and Spain shake hands together in harmonious fusion».

In june 2012 he was invited to perform at the Feria Internacional de Música in Guadalajara in Mexico, and tours the country offering 7 concerts along with mexican musicians.
In January 2013 he releases his seventh album, "Aquello era entonces, esto es ahora" including eleven new songs and his first video-clip, embarking on a new tour around Spain.
He has collaborated with different international artists such as La Vieja Trova Santiaguera y "el Indio" Angá (Cuba), Monocordio (México), Sylvia Patricia and Yara Beilinson (Brasil), Alejo García (Colombia), Omar Camino y Zejo Cortez (Perú) and Joan-Albert Amargós and Geni Barry (Spain).

2012: Mexico
2013: Mexico
2014: Colombia/Perú
2014: Argentina/Chile (8 concerts)
2014: Taewha River Spring Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
2015: Peru (10 concerts)
2015: Colombia/México (12 concerts)
2016: Panamá/Colombia (8 concerts)
2018: Panamá/Colombia (10 concerts)
2018: Uruguay/Argentina (15 concerts)