Neiver Alberto Alvarez “Qbanito” was born in Havana, Cuba in 1979.
Qbanito grew up in Guanabacoa, a neighborhood known as the home of the Cuban rumba.
It was here that Qbanito’s passion and interest for music began.
Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, U.S. music trends like Hip Hop and R & B made their way to Cuba. Young Qbanito became a fan of artists like Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Fat Joe, and TuPac.
American music took Cuban youth by storm.
As a young teen, Qbanito paired up with a neighborhood friend and wrote his first songs.
The young boys mixed the beats of American Hip Hop with the Cuban rhythms they grew up listening to.
Qbanito is currently living in Miami, working on new material for his upcoming CD.