MELENA was an invited guest featured on the Fernando Hidalgo Show in Miami, Florida performing on Timbales and Conga drums.
Melena's Bata Solo at Richmond VA, Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival
Melena's dream project is to record in her native homeland of Havana, Cuba. This is her first single; Lyrics are written by her mother Myrna Valdes, arranged byJoaquin Betancourt and Calunga on vocals.
Melena was an invited guest for the Tres Potencias de La Salsa in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jerry Medina y Su Banda backed up Melena for this concert.
Melena was invited to perform with Cuba's national treasure, the legendary Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro being the first female instrumentalist to ever peform with them since their founding in 1927.
90th Anniversary Concert of the Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro. Havana, Cuba. Teatro America 2017