Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Maxima Alerta NYC - EPK

Maxima Alerta performing at the United Palace Theatre in NYC on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  Also on the bill, renowned singer Fernando Villalona.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Maxima Alerta being honored

Ray Machado, director of Maxima Alerta receiving an award for his distinguished career in the music industry from Commissioner & Freeholder Tilo Rivas and Manuel Corrales on behalf of the City of Union City, Manu Sport, and El Especial/El Especialito on Saturday, October 17, 2015.  The Commissioner commended Maxima Alerta for its dynamic sound, as well as for bringing music to all nationalities.  He also stressed the importance of the positive message the band brings to young people, and said Ray and the band are positive role models.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Maxima Alerta & Fernando Villalona in concert

Maxima Alerta in Concert with the legendary Fernando Villalona.
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Performing at the Union City Performing Arts Center to a sold out crowd with people dancing in the aisles.  Maxima Alerta... Cuban Music with more flow.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Maxima Alerta wows standing room-only crowd!!!

Maxima Alerta performs to a standing room-only crowd at the Union City Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 11, 2015.  Not only was the theatre sold out, but everyone was standing on their feet dancing and cheering.

Packed house at the Maxima Alerta concert at UCPAC.

Ray Machado of Maxima Alerta with renowned radio and TV personality El Pacha.

Maxima Alerta debuts in NYC!!!

Maxima Alerta's debut at the United Palace Theatre in NYC on Saturday, October 10, 2015 was a huge hit.  Playing to over 2,000 people many of which were dancing in the aisles.

Some of the members of Maxima Alerta with the legendary Fernando Villalona at the United Palace Theatre in NYC.

Monday, October 5, 2015

We're coming!!!

This Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2015 
Maxima Alerta makes its United States debut with shows in 
New York City and New Jersey!!!  

We're here... and here to stay!!!

Cuban music with more flow!!!

This Sunday!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Maxima Alerta arrives in USA

Maxima Alerta kicks-off its USA Tour in NYC!!!  
Two great concerts with legendary Dominican singer Fernandito Villalona.
"Cuban Music with more flow."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ray Machado on "Live On Stage"

Continuing the promotional tour before the big release in mid October 2015, Ray Machado of Maxima Alerta appears on the most popular comedic television talk show in New Jersey, "Live On Stage" hosted by Lucio Fernandez.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ray Hanging out with Cuban Stars

This past July 18, 2015 Ray Machado director of Maxima Alerta was hanging out with Cuban music superstars David Calzado, director of the legendary Cuban band La Charanga Habanera; and Manolin "El Medico de la Salsa".

Ray Machado with David Calzado of La Charanga Habanera

Ray Machado with Manolin "El Medico de la Salsa"

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Group at a Private Gala

Recently the group performed at a private Gala for Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack at a luxurious restaurant on the Hudson River.  The event was full of luminaries from the political arena, such as US Congressman Albio Sires, Senate President Steve Sweeney, North Bergen Mayor & State Senator Nicholas Sacco, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, US Ambassador to Germany Philip D. Murphy, as well as Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack and his Board of Commissioners Lucio Fernandez, Tilo Rivas, Celin Valdivia, & Maryury Martinetti; among others.

US Congressman Albio Sires

Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack

Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner

North Bergen Mayor & State Senator Nicholas Sacco

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ray Machado on Hudson County TV

Ray Machado being interviewed by host Sonia Barton for Hudson County TV, the leading source of news in New Jersey.  In this interview, Ray sheds light on his plans for his musical career in the US, beginning with an anticipated new single and video in October of 2015 to commemorate the kick-off of his US Tour.

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Ray on "Viajando con Jay"

Director of Maxima Alerta, Ray Machado being interviewed by Jay Gonzalez host of the TV show "Viajando con Jay" on CABLEVISION.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ray Machado Receiving Important Award

Ray Machado receiving the prestigious Union City Artist Award on June 19th, 2015.  The award is given annually to a small select group of artists who have achieved international notoriety.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ray Machado begins US Promotional tour

Ray Machado, director of Maxima Alerta with Marelyn Rivera host of the North Hudson Show for CABLEVISION.   Ray begins his promotional tour promoting the upcoming US Explosion Tour of Maxima Alerta in October 2015.  

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Ray Machado Honored

Ray Machado, director of Maxima Alerta being honored as Cuban American of the Year by Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners at the City of Union City's annual Cuban Independence Day Celebration on May 20, 2015.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Máxima Alerta... Our History is yet to be written

Máxima Alerta

All over Cuba, young people listen keenly to radio programs featuring reggaeton and their favorite group, Máxima Alerta.

It all began 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 group. 

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 feature special guests: Yulien Oviedo and Dantes (Charanga Habanera); Alexander Delgado y Randy Marcos (Gente de Zona); Sisto Llorente "El Indio" (Orquesta Aragón); 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.

The group 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.

In October of 2015, Máxima Alerta will arrive in the United States to a swarm of eager fans waiting to hop on the musical train that is on track to take over the music world.

The rest is history to be written.