Papa Orbe Ortíz is a musician, composer, singer, arranger and music producer born in Santiago de Cuba.
He began his professional career at a very young age at La Casa de la Trova Santiaguera; considered the largest institution of traditional Cuban music. He is later hired as a musician in the ensemble of the great trumpeter Felix Chappottin. During his extensive musical career, his works stand out as arranger at Discos Fuentes in Colombia, and musician at Totó La Momposina, Albita Rodriguez; in addition to producing and accompanying countless artists.
His versatility in various instruments and genres have led him to integrate different formations, highlighting his participation for four years in international tours, festivals and live DVD and CD recordings as bassist for Playing For Change Band.
In 2021 he records his album SABOR Y MEDIO under license from the record label specialized in vinyl Rocafort Records. He has had highly experienced musicians of different nationalities such as Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela and Catalonia. This production contains 12 songs written by him that are a festive and emotional journey through his family roots with traditional Cuban music and its subsequent development towards Latin jazz.
PAPA ORBE & LOS CENTIFICOS DEL SABOR have a powerful live show full of emotions and a lot of flavor, with the always complicity of the public, both listening and dancing.