A Cuban who lives in Paris, La Dame Blanche is a pan-Caribbean powerhouse.
While her voice holds the commanding edge of deep Afro-Cuban tradition, the Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche, delivers a powerful and compelling sound which summons the spirits with her explosive mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall, reggae and electro.
Before unfurling her costume Yaite has travelled a long and sometimes hard road. Everything starts in Cuba where she was born, in the heart of an awe inspiring musical cauldron on which reigns the figure of her father, Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos, an exceptional trombonist who is also the artistic director of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club. Family parties are gatherings of extraordinary musicians, the cream of Cuban music, to the sounds of thousands of songs and drums...
Moving to Paris, Yaite sings in the all-girl salsa band Rumbana, joins the Grand Orchestre du Splendid, becomes back-up singer with Sergent Garcia and live singer for El Hijo de la Cumbia. Those experiences added to her emancipation from the family heritage to develop her own language, that of La Dame Blanche.
Today, she presents -2- her new album, directed by Marc Babylotion Damblé (Sargento Garcia, Amadou & Mariam, Orishas), French Sound Engineer/Beat Maker - and composed under the artistic direction of Emiliano Gomez (El Hijo de la Cumbia, Ego 360), an Argentinian producer renowned for his fusion of Cumbia and urban sounds.
The tracks of 2 are rich in social meaning and claim their roots in the traditions of urban music.