A first time performer to The Middle Gray, Belen Cusi with friends Andres Echeverry and Orlando Retana take the stage! In fall of 2016, Cusi and Echeverry began performing together as an acoustic duo playing Latin, soul, and pop music. Cusi’s mesmerizing vocal talents are only enhanced by Echeverry’s smooth guitar. For tonight’s event, Orlando Retana joins them with his exciting skills on percussion.
Cusi studied in Texas before moving to Boston and doing an artist development program at Blink Music Studios in 2010. Echeverry studied in Colombia before coming to Berklee in 2012. Retana studied in Canada before coming to Berklee in 2012. They’ve performed at venues including the Latin Quarter Fiesta in JP, several events at the Centro Cultural Cubano, and The Smokeshop BBQ in Kendall Square.
Their work includes influences from Robi Draco Rosa, Carla Morrison, and Mercedes Sosa. The music is comprised of both original work and covers. They like to keep the atmosphere casual. At the end of the day, they’re close friends who have a great time playing their music.