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"She is a real discovery....from our greatest generation."    
                             - Andy Garcia
                               Multi Grammy-Award Winner
"This album is a masterpiece.  Her music and her voice are a blessing to my life. "    
                             - Justo Almario
                               Multi Grammy-Award Winner
"This album is one of the most memorable in all of my career."    
                             - Alberto Salas
                               Multi Grammy-Award Winner


1962 Post-Revolution Cuba

Angela Alvarez checks her travel documents for the third time and draws a deep breath, mustering the courage to approach the military police officer at Havana Jose Martí airport, her four young children huddled nervously behind her as he motions for her to hand over the documents. He casts a cursory look at them, and shakes his head.  A panic grips Angela, and she braces herself for what is to come. “Only the children can leave.” Pleading, reasoning, appealing to his sense of humanity are a waste of time. She is torn between keeping her family together at the risk of losing her children to the regime, or letting her children flee to safety, fearing that she may never see them again. Devastated, she watches her children go…

Angela escaped years later to the United States, forced to leave her husband and beloved island behind. Displaced in a foreign land, and struggling to make ends meet, she worked long hours to rebuild her life and reclaim her children.


As a young girl in 1930’s Cuba with a musical gift, she had developed a burning desire to become a professional composer and singer, only to have it all crushed by her father’s traditional views. Undaunted, Angela kept writing her songs, a journal of her rich and tumultuous life. What once started as a dream, soon became a way of coping with the intolerable tragedies of life. Sadly, once her life settled, Angela would face the untimely loss of her beloved husband and daughter to the ravages of cancer.


Her music laments the pain of loss with a delicate intimacy and a fiery defiance, while celebrating love, family and the joys of life. Her heartfelt songs and enchanting voice were to remain forever hidden, but for the passion and determination of her grandson - film composer Carlos José Alvarez, who urgently felt the importance to preserve Angela’s legacy before it was too late. Inspired by his grandmother’s dream to share her music with the world, Carlos assembled a world-class lineup of Grammy-winning musicians who came together to record her music for all the world to hear.

Now in her 90’s, Angela Alvarez has finally fulfilled a lifelong ambition. What you are about to hear is nothing less than...the soundtrack to an incredible life.


And it didn’t stop there…filmmakers Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton recognized the beauty in Angela’s story and her music, directing the documentary on her incredible life, ‘Miss Angela’.

Meanwhile, legendary actor Andy Garcia caught wind of her music, and not long after that Angela appeared on stage with him, performing her music to a full house at the historic Avalon theatre in Los Angeles.


Upon the release of her album and film, Angela landed the role of Tia Pili in ‘Father of the Bride’ (2022), starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan, performing ‘Quiéreme Mucho’ in the father-daughter dance.


And now to crown all these truly incredible achievements, Angela Alvarez has just been nominated for the 2022 Latin Grammy ‘Best New Artist’ - aged 95, the oldest musician to ever be nominated in this category! 




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