This album, Romance en el Malecón, is a selection of the best music from Havana’s golden years. Its name made reference to a broad promenade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km along the coast in Havana, Cuba, from the mouth of Havana Harbor in Old Havana to Vedado, known as a hot spot for tourists and locals, where couples meet daily to enjoy its bohemian romantic scenes.
Rey Casas was born in Havana Cuba, to parents Reinaldo and Maria, into a family of prominent Cuban musicians. His Great grandfather Luis Casas Romero was an acclaimed composer and founding father of Cuban radio. His father was a renown singer and his uncle was a distinguished musician and respected orchestra leader. His musical interest began at the tender age of 7.
Traveled to Spain at age 13 where he perfected his guitar playing. Then traveled to the US where he came under the tutelage of the great masters: Francisco Huerta and Miguel Cruz, who took great care of nurturing his musical talent. As a teenager he composed his first song titled "Abuelo" which was dedicated to his grandfather Enrique Torres. On July 29th 1976 he met his wife Ana with whom he has two lovely children: Johann and Joanna.
Rey Casas has worked with famous artists like Jose Jose, Olga Guillot, Nelson Ned, Roberto Ledesma, Lucho Gatica, and Paquito de Rivera. He’s also known for his compositions and productions for several Latin soaps like Morelia, Maria Elena, Guadalupe and numerous TV series. His first album, "Rhythm of Love", was an instant hit and from there he has continued to amaze and inspire us with each succeeding album.
His music catalog was recently launched under Galaxy Entertainment, Inc/ CMProductions, with producer Yurek Vazquez in a combination of talent that has erupted in to a magnificent work of art: the best Cuban music catalog collection of all times.
Rey Casas reputation goes beyond his musical compositions. He is well known through his concert performances and presentations. His latest one, Tempo Di Amore, recently produced by Galaxy Entertainment, Inc. in Miami at The Roca Theater, impacted his audience in such a way that its producer, Yurek Vazquez, has announced for new arrangements for a second show at the James L. Knight Center, also in Miami. The concert is expected to take effect somewhere in October of this year to celebrate the Hispanic heritage month.