Hansel Enrique Martinez and Raul Alfonso were born in Cuba. Their musical careers began in 1976 New York City as vocalists and co-founders of the world famous Charanga ‘76. In 1983, they formed what is now considered the most dynamic and successful duo in the history of Latin tropical music. They are international recording stars and renowned composers who have performed their Charanga based music all over the world. They have sold millions of records and have been awarded multi-platinum and gold albums in a career spanning 30 years. They are multiple Grammy® nominees and two-time winners. Some of their greatest hits are Kukucha-Kucha, Con la Lengua Afuera, Maria Teresa Y Danilo, Ayer, and La Esquina Habanera to name just a few.