Felix Baloy
Felix Baloy is a Cuban
Cubans or Cuban people are the inhabitants or citizens of Cuba. Cuba is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different ethnic and national backgrounds...

 singer, sonero, and percussionist. He has a Havana
Havana is the capital city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city proper has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of — making it the largest city in the Caribbean region, and the most populous...

 urban accent. He has been a vocalist with many groups, including Chappotin y Sus Estrellas, Revé, and Adalberto Alvarez y su Son
Adalberto Alvarez y su Son
Adalberto Álvarez y su Son is the band founded in 1984 by Cuban pianist Adalberto Álvarez.-Discography:*El Regreso de Maria*Omara canta el Son*Sueño con una Gitana*Celina, Frank y Adalberto*Nostalgia *Fin de semana*Dominando la partida...

, and most recently, the Afro-Cuban All Stars. He was one of the original members of the Afro-Cuban All Stars.

He also sang on the compilation album "Café Cubano", produced through Putumayo World Music
Putumayo World Music
Putumayo World Music is a New York City based record label, now specialising in compilations of music from various nations, regions or musical styles which may be classified as world music.-Etymology:...


He has at least three solo albums, "Baila Mi Son" (2000), "Un Poquito de Fé" (2005), and "Un Solo Amor" (2008).

One reviewer described him as famous in Cuba but virtually unknown elsewhere, although he had hits in the 1970s. Another reviewer described him as one of the most important soneros of the 1970s and 1980s.

His music has a message of standing up and speaking out for freedom and ones' rights
Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory...

, a message which has been hailed as a response to colonialism
Colonialism is the establishment, maintenance, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. It is a process whereby the metropole claims sovereignty over the colony and the social structure, government, and economics of the colony are changed by...


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