Roberto Poveda was born in Cuba. Coming from a family of musicians, he was a big fan of music since childhood. His grandfather Marcelino Lopez was a folk singer. Poveda became one of the first followers of the New Trova (Nueva Trova) movement. For some time, he lived in Columbia, where he tried himself as an actor. Roberto was very successful and performed on TV. However, he never forgot about his love for music. While pursuing an acting career, he continued to write new songs. Eventually, Poveda moved to the USA, where he continued writing songs for the fans of Latin music. In America, he worked with a famous label Peermusic.
Poveda’s music is very emotional. His lyrics are very deep yet filled with humor. Roberto started writing songs when he still lived in a crowded Cuban neighborhood La Vibora. Cuban music world quickly realized how talented the artist was. He was invited to perform at many different events. It was tough to book Roberto Poveda due to his popularity. He even performed at a prestigious Gran Teatre De La Habana.
At the beginning of his career, Roberto experimented with different styles. His music was born under the influence of bolero, rumba, samba, salsa, jazz, and hip-hop.
Poveda’s love for music and experiments led him to the Colombian city of Bogota, where he spent 8 years, doing what he loved. He sang and performed in the music theater and pursued an acting career on television.