La Dame Blanche

La Dame Blanche

With her always expanding and singular mix of hip hop, female empowerment, dancehall, and catchy beats, singer, flautist, and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche, delivers a powerful and compelling sound that summons the spirits.

Born and raised in Pinar del Rio, the westernmost province of Cuba, her mother wanted a girl and after three boys, Yaite was born. “As a child, I didn’t realize how poor we were”, she said, but she knew she was “loved and happy with little like any happy Cuban child”. She was the daughter of Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos, the artistic director of the Buena Vista Social Club orquestra, her days on the island filled with dancing and singing, though it was in Paris that she began sharing her music with artists around the world.

“My dad was the person that I always wanted to impress”, she tells, while confessing that “the entire world knew me as HIS daughter and that is one of the reasons I called this album ​ELLA (HER).” This fourth album by La Dame Blanche is a tribute to her mother, and all of the women that inhabit La Dame Blanche. “My mom makes everything shine, from the floors of the house to the music in my soul”.

This is the reason that “ELLA” has such a powerful and rebellious spirit, and is above all a tribute to women, with ten songs that represent all sides of the artist.

This Cuban living in Paris creates blends in every aspect; between Latin and Urban, Cumbia and Hip-Hop, the strong and the sensual, and the stage lights a show and the flame of a candle in a ritual.

MIDEM’s Artist Accelerator 2018 --- globalFEST 2018 --- SXSW 2017 --- WOMEX 2017 official selection

During the last 7 years, she performed nearly 500 shows, in 36 countries of 5 continents.

Including Vive Latino (MX) Paleo Festival (CH) Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (CA) Summerstage NYC (USA) Sziget Festival (HU) SXSW Austin (USA) Feria Internacional del Libro Guadalajara (MEX) globalFEST (USA) California Worldfest (USA) Rototom Sunsplash (ES) Carnaval de Bahidora (MEX) WOMAD (UK) BAM Barcelona (ES) Rudolstadt Festival (DE) Sommerfestival der Kulturen Stuttgart (DE) Festival Couleur Café (BE) Festival MED (PT) Wild Mint Festival (RU) Masala Weltbeat Festival (DE) Festival Rec-Beat (BR) Festival Shambala (UK) Ariano Folk Festival (IT) Antilliaanse Feesten (BE) Gwangju World Music Festival (KR) Ariano Folk Festival (IT) Jazzmandu Festival Kathmandu (NP) Kulturpark Košice (SK) Parkteatern Stockholm (SE) Festival Mundial (NL) Sommarscen Malmö (SE) Fusion Festival (DE) Festival Sound-Ports (TR) Africa Festival (DE) Union Scene (NO) ...

Availability Worldwide > All year long
On Stage 3
Recent Releases New album "Atómica" Dec. 1st 2023
Press Links

USA
Remezcla (2023)
Santa Fe Reporter (2023)
Taos News (2023)
KEXP / Song of the Day (2021)
We Are Mitú / 7 Bicultural Artists You Should Know (2021)
CPR / Songs of the Summer (2021)
CPR Indie 102.3 (2021)
Remezcla (2020)
The New York Times (2020)
NPR (2020)
OkayAfrica (2020)
Afropop (2020)
Latin Alt (2020)
Vocalo (2020)
KUTX Austin (2020)
Musica Roots (2020)
WRIR’s NACC World Top Ten (2020)
Bilingual Sounds 88.5FM (2020)
Beat Latino (2020)
KFAI (2020)
KCRW Today’s Top Tune (2020)
David Byrne Radio (2020)
Beat Latino (2020)
Enchufate (2020)
Remezcla / Nuevo Noise(2020)
WPRB Princeton (2020)
KCRW Today’s Top Tune (2020)
NPR Alt Latino (2019)
NPR Favorite Latin Songs (2019)
The Taos News (2019)
SALT Mag (2019)
La Opinion (2019)
Chicago Tribune (2018)
New York Times (2018)
NPR Music (2018)
NPR / Alt Latino (2018)
NPR / Top Discoveries From globalFEST (2018)
Washington Post (2018)
Billboard (2018)
Afropop Worldwide (2018)
Okay Africa (2018)
Interlochen Public Radio (2018)
Afropop Worldwide (2018)
Washingtonian (2018)
Austin 360 (2017)
Bandcamp Daily (2017)
NPR Alt Latino (2017)
New York Times (2017)
NPR Music / World Cafe (2016)
KCRW Today’s Top Tune (2016)
Univision Noticias (2016)
Paste Magazine (2016)
Wall Street International (2015)
Latin Remix (2014)
Remezcla (2014)

UK
Sounds and Colours (2023)
Songlines (2020)
Sounds and Colours (2020)
Sounds and Colours / Best albums of 2020
BBC Radio 3 / Music Planet (2020)
WIDE (2020)
Rhythm Passport / Podcast (2020)

IRELAND
Irish News (2019)

CANADA
Radio Canada (2023)
Stratford Beacon Herald (2020)
Radio Canada (2018)
La Tribune (2018)
Edmonton Journal (2018)
Toronto Guardian (2018)
Sors-tu? (2018)
Radio Gaspésie (2018)

MEXICO
Grita Radio (2023)
Melómano (2021)
Revista Marvin (2020)
VICE / Noisey en Español (2020)
Indie Rocks (2020)
Mejores Discos 2020 / Indie Rocks (2020)
Malaria (2020)
Bizarro FM (2020)
Cassette Blog (2020)
Mexiquense Radio (2020)
Endorfina Cultural (2020)
Anton (2020)
LINNE Magazine (2020)
Radio Alternativo (2020)
Caperuzo (2020)
El Informador (2019)
El Occidental (2019)
Milenio (2019)
Radio UdeG / Polifonica (2019)
Red Bull (2018)
Indie Rocks (2018)
Milenio (2018)
Setlist MX (2018)
Bizarro FM (2017)
Radio Zapote (2017)
La Jornada (2016)

ESPAÑA
Enjoy Zaragoza (2023)
Canal Trece (2023)
RTVE Radio 3 / Conexión Güiro (2021)
Radio Gladys Palmera (2021)
Catalunya Radio (2021)
El Periodico de Aragon (2020)
Radio Gladys Palmera (2020)
Catalunya Radio / Casa Babylon (2020)
Mixtures (2020)
Mondo Sonoro (2019)
Radio Catalunya (2019)
La Voz de Galicia (2019)
HOY (2019)
La Opinion (2019)
Info Provincia (2019)
Mondo Sonoro (2018)
Zona de Obras (2018)
Mondo Sonoro Aragon (2018)
Los Sonidos del Planeta Azul (2018)
Surcando Ritmos / Radio Enlace (2018)
El Comercio (2017)
El Mundo (2017)
TVE La 1 / 1:38:30 (2017)
RTVE Radio 3 (2017)
Radio Catalunya / Casa Babylon (2017)
Radio Gladys Palmera (2017)
La Nueva España (2017)
La Vanguardia (2016)
Radio 3 / 10:15 (2016)

CUBA
AM:PM (2021)

BRASIL
Dois Tercos (2023)
Revista O Grito! (2017)
Diario de Pernambuco (2017)

ITALIA
Sardegna Ieri Oggi Domani (2023)
TV La7 / Propaganda Live 1:08:15 (2017)
La Casa del Rap (2017)
Roma Oggi (2017)
La Guida (2016)

PORTUGAL
Punch Magazine (2016)

SWITZERLAND
RTS la 1ère / Le Grand Soir (2:20:58) (2020)
RTS Couleur 3 / Influenza (13:16) (2020)
RTS Couleur 3 / Republik Kalakuta (06:30) (2020)
Le Courrier (2017)
Le Courrier (2017)
SRF Radio 3 (2017)
Republik Kalakuta / Couleur 3 RTS (2016)
Tages Anzeiger / Der Bund (2015)

GERMANY
Cosmo WDR « Album of the week » (2020)
Cosmo WDR / Estación Sur (2020)
Tropical Bass (2020)
Die Rheinpfalz (2018)
Festivalhopper (2017)

BELGIUM
RTBF (2018)
Radio Taxi / Urgent.fm (2016)

NORWAY
Bergensmagasinet (2018)

AUSTRALIA
3RRR Melbourne (2020)

NEW ZELAND
Radio NZ (2019)
Under The Radar (2019)
Radio NZ (2019)

INDIA
Financial Express (2019)

ARGENTINA
Pagina12 (2023)
La Voz (2023)
Diario Alfil (2023)
MoochilaTV (2023)
La Voz del Interior (2020)
Radio Nacional (2020)
Radio con Vos 95.3 MdP / Por Qué No (2020)
Moochila (2019)

COLOMBIA
Radio Nacional de Colombia / Músicas del Mundo (2020)
Zona Girante (2020)
Radionica (2020)
U Rosario Radio (2020)
Zona Girante (2020)

CHILE
Incorrectas (2020)

ECUADOR
Plan Arteria (2020)

FRANCE / ARABIC-SPEAKING
Monte Carlo Doualiya / RMC Middle East (2016)

FRANCE
Pan African Music (2020)
FIP (2020)
RFI Musiques du Monde (2020)
Rolling Stone (2020)
So Sweet Planet (2020)
Mediapart (2020)
Que Tal Paris? (2020)
RFI / El Invitado (2020)
Aux Sons (2020)
Rue89 (2019)
Radio Latina (2019)
Radio Nova (2018)
France Culture (2018)
RFI Musiques du Monde (2018)
FIP (2018)
Le Figaro (2018)
Adopte un disque (2018)
Reggae.fr (2018)
About Good Music (2018)
Le Telegramme (2018)
dMute.net (2018)
Edith Magazine (2018)
Midi Libre (2018)
Les Oreilles Curieuses (2018)
Froggy’s Delight (2018)
Le Fooding (2018)
Mag Centre (2018)
La République des Pyrénées (2018)
Tracks ARTE TV (2017)
Ocora Couleurs du Monde / France Musique (2017)
France Bleu (2017)
RFI en Español (2017)
La Grosse Radio – Reggae (2017)
Radio France International (2016)
RFI en Español (2016)
Europe 1 / Les Carnets du Monde (2016)
FIP radio (2016)
RFI Musiques du Monde / Session Live (2016)
France Inter / Le nouveau rendez-vous 7:15 & 34:40 (2016)
No Es Fm (2016)
LYLO (2016)
Magazine Sur Les Rails (2016)
Radio Campus Paris (2016)
Ouest France (2016)
Que Tal Paris (2016)
Marie France (2016)
Tatouage Magazine (2016)
Nice Matin (2016)
La Nouvelle République (2016)

LUXEMBOURG
Bold Magazine (2018)
Woxx (2017)

GLOBAL
Cassette Blog (2016)
Sounds and Colours (2016)
Cassette Blog (2014)