Among the most avant-garde musical sonorities of the island it is without doubt SINTESIS that sets up its own expressive path, in which the contemporary takes from the traditional and the classical, to create the mixture of rhythm, sound and flavor that characterizes most of the Cuban musical productions.
Ethno-fusion mixed with elements of Afro-Cuban roots defines the style of this group.
Headed by Carlos Alfonso, the group SINTESIS, had arisen almost for two decades, is one of the Cuban contemporary music's emblems and, according to numerous specialists , SINTESIS constitute the best band in rock-fusion of the Cuban island .
Nominated Latin Grammy, in their artistic itinerary SINTESIS has defined a particular stamp where conjugate the African roots impregnated in the insular sound with currents of the rock and the jazz. creating this way an unique style inside the popular Cuban music with which woke up the critic's attention and the public.
SINTESIS is among the most famous and popular groups in the present Cuban musical stage and has contributed to a better understanding of the Afro-Cuban musical heritage for the new generations from a contemporary point of view.
SINTESIS has taken its music to: Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, England, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal, Mèxico, Venezuela, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panamá Brazil, Puerto Rico , Canadá , United States.
The group has participated in the most important Jazz Festival in the world: Montreux Jazz Festival North Sea Jazz / Pori Jazz Festival Bahia International Festival, Brasil. / Pirineos Sur Festival Pop Komm Festival, Cologne / African Marketplace, Los Angeles CA / Rock in Rio 3, Brazil. Havana Film Festival. NYC / Ritmo y Color . Toronto Nuits D Áfrique ,Montreal.
SINTESIS has worked with many notable artists, poets and bands including: Chucho Valdés , Irakere Jimmy Earl, Gonzalo Rubalcava, Miguel Angá, Montell Jordan, Tata Guines, Winston Marsalis Pablo Milanés, Mi’shell Nge O’Cello, Stuart Copeland, Asia Dub Fondation, Ray Lema, Los Van Van, Rick Wakeman, among others.
Carlos Alfonso, the director of the group, once said: "We have a generational, cultural and ethnic commitment. Without any formalism, we have made our music in our way, in the language of our time.