Iris Sandra Cepeda was born in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba in 1973.
Ms. Cepeda recorded on the late Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Andy Garcia’s CD releases ‘Cuba Linda’ in 2000 and ‘Ahora Si’ in 2004, the latter of which won 2 Grammy Awards the following year. In 2002 she was invited to record with Justo Almario and Alex Acuña’s project Grupo Tolu, on the CD release, ‘El Bongo De Van Goh’.
In 2005 she recorded background vocals on the soundtrack for the film “The Cigar’s Song”. Also in 2005, Iris Sandra Cepeda recorded on the soundtrack for the motion picture “The Lost City”, with Andy Garcia as director and performing in the film as well.
In 2007 Ms. Cepeda appeared on the T.V. show ‘Cane’ performing the song “Veinte Años”.
Presently, Ms. Cepeda continues to work with the group Cineson Allstars lead by Andy Garcia, a project that tours internationally.
Also, Iris Sandra Cepeda is vocalist in the group Chalo Y Su Ache’ under the direction of the group’s founder Gonzalo Chomat. She recorded on the group’s first CD release ‘Ensemble’. Ms. Cepeda is in the process of formulating her first solo project.
Iris received a Grammy Award for work on the album ‘Ahora Si’ by artist Israel “Cachao” Lopez.
2004 Background vocals on the album ‘Ahora Si’ by artist Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Andy Garcia 2002 Background vocals on the album ‘El Bongo de Van Gogh’ with Justo Almario and Alex Acuña of Grupo Tolu 2001.
Background vocals on the soundtrack for the motion picture ‘Original Sin’, starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Also Background vocals on the album ‘Cuba Linda’ with Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Andy Garcia and vocals on the album ‘Cuban LA Dos’ by Danilo Lozano, on the feature song: “Lagrimas Negras” as well as vocals on the album ‘Acuarela de Tambores’ by Alex Acuña.