Maxima Alerta… from Cuba to Maxwell’s in Hoboken


The legendary Maxwell’s in Hoboken will be presenting the musical group Maxima Alerta directly from Cuba for one night only, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM.  The opening band will be the hip group N.Y.C.M. New Young Cuban Music.

Maxima Alerta is one of Cuba’s best known and loved fusion bands.  The group has moved to the US and it is now based in Hudson County, and they wanted to kick off their US tour and celebrate the release of their new single “Vive la Vida” ( here in their hometown.  “Maxwell’s is the capital of live music in Hudson County.  We love the venue, and thought of no other place to release our new single and kick off our path in the US.  We’re truly excited to be at Maxwell’s and in Hoboken”, says band director Ray Machado.

Audiences can expect to dance all night.  This music is for everyone.  Maxima Alerta’s sound is fresh and exciting, with a positive happy message.  Some of their songs you may recognize, such as “La Figura” which they recorded with the multi-award winning and internationally renowned group Gente de Zona.

Maxwell’s is located at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ.  Admission is $20 paid at the door; or $15 in advance online by visiting  This will be a special concert, a night of music and fun for everyone.  Come join the party.

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About Maxima Alerta

Maxima Alerta is known for its fusion of Cuban Music and other genres forming a fresh hip sound.  From son cubano to conga, from cumbia to merengue, from rap to ballads… all with a fresh modern sound taunting audiences on their feet to dance and have a good time.

The group was formed in Santa Clara, a busy city in the center of Cuba, where Ray Machado aka “El Italiano”, the lead singer, musical director, and composer for most of the songs of the group, developed the band.

In 2003 Máxima Alerta exploded on the scene, hitting radio and television stations with two songs, “Cast pa ‘front’ and “Adegüello 1895” which very quickly became popular throughout the country. Thanks to these successes, in 2004 they delivered their new album “Llegaron los Alertas”, recorded at Abdala Studios owned by renowned singer/composer Silvio Rodriguez with the French company Lusafrica, and joining their catalog and sharing the stage with popular groups such as La Orquesta Aragón, Polo Montañez, Anacaona, Isaac Delgado, Osdalgia, among others.

In 2005 Máxima Alerta was nominated to Cubadisco as “Best Album Rap, Dance and Hip Hop” which garnered the group great popularity both nationally and internationally, as well as topping the charts. Later in 2009 the group returned to the top of the charts with the song “La Figura” recorded with the group Gente de Zona.

Later in 2011, they released the CD “Alertas para Todos”, recorded and produced by Nando Pro in Havana, Cuba. This is an album containing fourteen tracks, of which six featured special guests: Yulien Oviedo and Dantes (Charanga Habanera); Alexander Delgado y Randy Marcos (Gente de Zona); Sisto Llorente “El Indio” (Orquesta Aragón); Los Cuatro; and Alain Daniel and Ramón Lavado (El Chacal). The CD also features a song dedicated to one of the greatest Cuban baseball players, Victor Mesa.

Maxima Alerta has crafted an intense and dynamic signature sound. This fresh sound is a fusion: elastic bass lines, powerful programming, catchy choruses sung in unison with warlike ardor, counterpoints that owe as much (if not more) to rap as to reggae or Latin beats… it all comes together to showcase voices that drive themselves mercilessly, to unleash a verbal bombardment of exceptional skill and intensity but at the same time accentuating the flavor and influence of Cuban music.

After settling in the United States, Ray Machado reorganized the group.  In 2015, the singers Orlando Yturriaga and Lucio Fernandez joined the group, and recorded their new production. In October 2015, the group Maxima Alerta was reborn in the United States performing in two concerts in New York with Fernandito Villalona. In 2016, Maxima Alert releases its new song “Vive la Vida” with an accompanying music video.

“Cuban Music with more Flow”