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Gerardo Contino is a Cuban singer who has been a part of a number of famous Cuban bands in Havana since his youth. Most recently, Gerardo was the lead singer for NG La Banda, one of the most recognized Cuban Salsa and Jazz orchestras in Cuba, under the directorship of Jose Luis Cortes. With NG La Banda, as well as his other groups, Son Yoruba, and Charanga Forever, he has toured in Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and all throughout the Americas. He has played in intern- ational festivals of salsa and jazz such as: Toulouse Festival, France; Latin American Festival of Milan, Italy; Festival Fiesta, Rome, Italy; Festival of Múnich, Switzerland, Copenhagen Festival, Denmark; Salsa Festival of Verona, Italy; and, Afro-American Roots of Maracay, Venezuela. Gerardo has also shared the stage with such artists as Oscar de Leon, Roberto Roena, El Gran Combo, La India, Los Van Van, Xiomara Laugart, and John Benitez. In New York City, he has performed at Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Guantanamera, and Havana Central.