Yanela started her piano career at the” Samuel Manuel’s Music Conservatory” when she was only 7 years old, and continued receiving her classical training at Cuba’s top musical academies. At 15 Yanela formed her first band called “Yanela y las chicas del sabor” performing in numerous prestigious events sharing the stage with legendary bands such as “Van Van”, “La Charanga Habanera”, “NG la Banda”, Manolito Simonet y Pablo Milanés and many more.
Yanela was invited to perform in “Madrid” representing Latin music in Spain with “La Comercial Cubana” and “Sabor Havana” for 3 years. She was the protagonist of the Musical “Bolero” with Rafael Basurto leader of Los Panchos performing thru out Spain. She was featured as musical composer of the soundtrack “Tú no eres nada” in the Spanish feature film “Tangier” alongside actors Antonio Resines, Ana Fernández and Jorge Perrugorria among others.
In 2012 this Cuban diva participated on “The Voice” Spain’s version “La Voz” where her performance of “Proud Mary” (Tina Turner) became one of the most talked about thru out Europe. She has worked with producers like “Brian Cross, Fruity Nelly, Inna and Monica Naranjo. Her latest collaboration has been with Composer Peter Bostrom winner of Eurovision 2012 with his theme Euphoria, he composed her first single entitled “MONDAYS” a song that went to the top ten of iTunes and Spotify in just one day. Following this success Alejandro Sanz and Pepe Barroso will be initiating her European tour as well as being invited by (Romeo Santos) to Spain’s top venues like “Las Ventas” Madrid and “Palau San Jordi” Barcelona.
MTV Latino, 40 TV, Kiss TV, Sun Music and Divinity Channel have singled out this song, which has already become one of the summer’s favorite videos. Notably Yanela has been selected to be part of the 40 National (Spain) Tour, traveling across geography in summer – autumn-winter 2013 and 2014.
On December 5, 2012 this Cuban artist was chosen to sing Spain’s national anthem with lyrics by Jon Juaristi in front of more than 30,000 people located on Plaza de Colon (Madrid) the Spanish capital.
Yanela performed her second single, titled “MI GENTE ARRIBA” on Miami’s Telemundo program “A new day”, followed by appearances on Univision, Mega TV (El show de Fernando, Happy hour), CNN (Cala Program, Life, Showbiz) as well as radio interviews.
Following up her two previous singles Yanela came out with her third hit single “HIGHER”, with lyrics and music composed by Yanela Brooks with collaboration from Thaddeus Jones who produced the song in Disney’s Gru villain movie.
Yanela was truly born a star!
With her versatile talents she has performed across the globe as well in front of European royalty and other international figures such as Producer “Quincy Jones”, “Amaya Zwaroski”, “Chris Tucker”, “Isabel Presley”, “Beatrice de Orleans” and others.
Collaborating with Jesus Quintero, she distributed her first Television DVD, highlighting her top performances on Spanish TV. In addition, she has participated in various musicals.
Her second DVD recorded at the Hotel Puente Romano is the official tribute from Marbella to the King of Pop “Michael Jackson” where Yanela delights us with Classical Soul, Disco, Rock and Latin Music. She recently composed the Spanish lyrics of Marbella Town.