Maricarmen began performing as an accordionist in 1968. She is originally from Cuba, and is of Spanish descent.

In 1980, she earned a degree in music from Ignacio Cervant Conservatory (which specializes in International popular music). In the early to mid '90's, she's performed on television programs and in hotels in Havana, Cuba. Her International musical tour took her to Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. In 1994, Maricarmen immigrated to the USA and began performing at restaurants, private parties, hotels, and television programs, weddings, and the like. She is also invited to perform for the American Accordionist's Association each year!

There is no job too big or too small for her. Maricarmen has a wonderful command of her Titano Midi instrument, coupled with excellent accordion technique. Her repertoire is stupendous … if you want to hear it, she will play it! In addition, this "Latin Diva of the Accordion" plays with such feeling that she will bring tears to your eyes.

From the President of the Florida Accordion Association, Karen Adam: "Maricarmen is held in the highest esteem by the Florida Accordion Association. She is our Miami-area State representative. This "Latin Diva of the Accordion" performs each fall for the Florida Accordion Association's annual festival.

She keeps the crowd dancing in their seats with her specialty … Latin numbers! Maricarmen can & does play it all! This individual is one-of-a-kind, and we feel very lucky to have her with us. She goes above & beyond to promote the accordion." Visit the Florida Accordion Association at: http://www.accordions.com/florida.

She currently has two CD's available: "Unforgettable Melodies by Maricarmen", and "Viva Italia". Please see below.

 
  
  
Unforgettable Melodies by Maricarmen
$15.00 includes shipping
Viva Italia by Maricarmen
$15.00 includes shipping
01 Tico Tico 01 Mattinata
02 I Will Survive 02 Anonimo Veneziano
03 Andalucia 03 La Campagnola
04 Et Si Tu N' Existais Pas 04 Arrivederci Roma
05 Cumbanchero 05 Bambino
06 Encuentro 06 Mala Femmena
07 La Viquina 07 Non Dementicar
08 The Girl from Ipanema 08 Anima E Core
09 Tea for Two 09 Funniculi Funnicula
10 Siboney 10 Love Theme-The Godfather
11 Volare 11 Surriento - O Sole Mio
12 Flight of the Bumble Bee 12 Volare
 
from Unforgettable Melodies by Maricarmen
CD Track previews in .wav format (higher quality)
Time Size
Andalucia 46 secs 1,012 KB
Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas 52 secs 1,125 KB
El Cumbanchero 35 secs 761 KB
from Viva Italia by Maricarmen
CD Track previews in .wav format (higher quality)
Time Size
Anonimo Veneziano 31 secs 669 KB
Arrivederci Roma 37 secs 801 KB
La Campagnola 27 secs 597 KB
  
from Unforgettable Melodies by Maricarmen
CD Track previews in .au format (lower quality)
Time Size
Andalucia 46 secs 367 KB
Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas 52 secs 409 KB
El Cumbanchero 35 secs 276 KB
from Viva Italia by Maricarmen
CD Track previews in .au format (lower quality)
Time Size
Anonimo Veneziano 31 secs 234 KB
Arrivederci Roma 37 secs 291 KB
La Campagnola 27 secs 217 KB
 
 
 
  
  
 

Maricarmen comenzo sus presentaciones en publico como acordeonista en 1968 en la ciudad de Pinar del Rio, Cuba de donde es originaria.

Maricarmen de ascendencia espanola comenzo a amar la musica desde muy temprana edad, recibiendo clases de piano. Su primer acordeon lo obtuvo a los 15 anos de edad como regalo de su madre. En 1980 se graduo en La Habana del conservatorio de musica "Ignacio Cervantes" conjuntamente con sus clases privadas del acordeon con el profesor Angel Diaz.

Se presento en diferentes centros de la ciudad de La Habana hasta 1990 que comenzo sus giras internacionales por Republica Dominicana, Argentina, Mexico y Espana.

En 1994 emigro a Estados Unidos de America y radica en la ciudad de Miami. Ha grabado dos CD"s. "INOLVIDABLES MELODIAS POR MARICARMEN", "VIVA ITALIA".

Su repertorio esta basado en la musica popular internacional, pero su amor por los clasicos espanoles es notable.

Su compositor favorito: "ERNESTO LECUONA".
Su tecnica mas usada: "EL SENTIMIENTO".

MARICARMEN es miembro de la Asociacion de Acordeonistas de America (AAA), Asociacion de acordeonistas de Texas (TAA), y representa la Asociacion de Acordeonistas de la Florida (FAA) en la ciudad de Miami.

Para informacion sobre sus presentaciones y como adquirir sus CD's, favor de comunicarse a:

 
  
  
 
For International Music for All Occasions, CD's, or private appearances, please contact Maricarmen at:

Maricarmen Vazquez
500 - 93 St. Surf Side
Miami Beach, FL 33154
USA

Telefono/Phone: 305-864-4085
E-mail: Akordion@aol.com


 
Internet: www.accordions.com/maricarmen