José Antonio Zayas Cabán

José Antonio Zayas Cabán's Biography

Multi-Grammy Nominated and McKnight Fellow, José A. Zayas Cabán has presented performances and taught master classes throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and North America. A native Puerto Rican (born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) and musician activist, José now resides in Minneapolis, MN and is building an artistic career focused on developing projects, albums, and collaborations that address, respond, and raise awareness about current events and social issues.

Winner of the 2019 New Music USA Project Grant, José is an active collaborator with multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón on a work titled "El País Invisible" (The Invisible Nation, 2019), which was nominated for the 2023 Grammy Best Instrumental Composition. The single released July 2022 and reflects on the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States Empire.

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