Haila María Mompié is a Cuban singer and dancer, specializing in son and timba. She started her musical schooling at age nine in Santiago de Cuba, where she studied dance. In Havana she met the famous son-singer Yaquelín Castellanos, who was very fond of Haila's singing ability. Haila was offered a position in the group "Septeto Tradición", which mostly played in the traditional style of the son septetos of the 1920s and '30s. Later she performed in the cabaret "Las Avenidas" and joined the group "Habana Son". With the project "Guajira Habanera" she had her first foreign performance in 1994 in Mexico. In September 1994 she joined the group Bamboleo as a vocalist. She recorded two albums with them and performed in different countries, gaining a reputation as a singer.
Together with the musician and composer Leonel Limonta, Haila started in 1998 "Azúcar Negra", a timba band signed to Bis Music. They had successful performances in Europe and Latin America. The song "Andar Andando" became their biggest hit.
In the year 2000 Haila started her solo career. She collaborated on La rumba soy yo, a various artists rumba album that received the Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album in 2001. That year se released her eponymous debut album, which was followed by a live album in 2002. In 2004 she released "Diferente", produced by David Calzado, the leader of "Charanga Habanera". In 2011 she released "Mala", produced by Aned Mota, vocalist of Charanga Habanera. "Mala" won the Cuba Disco Award in the Latin Music category in 2012.
"Tal como soy" (2008)
"Mi ritual" (2015)
"Mujer de acero" (2017)
"Con todo respeto Haila canta a Armando Manzanero" (2018)
"Sonando duro" (2019)
"Con un canto a la sonrisa" (2020)