Racquel Requena was born in Manhattan, New York and was raised on the island of Puerto Rico.Originally a ballad singer and guitarist, Racquel experiments with other Latin rhythms and styles. Her latest CD entitled 'Fresco' brings a new dimension to tropical Salsa, as she incorporates her Spanish roots, giving a romantic, sensual and elegant touch to her music. Racquel's impressive voice and style reflects her dedication, and experience in the music world. Not only a singer, Racquel is also a teacher and an outstanding songwriter. Her song 'Buscando Un Amor' which is featured in this CD was awarded 1st place in 'La Mega New York Salsa Contest'. Racquel performs with her band and as a soloist.Racquel has participated and performed at Yale University, Connecticut International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Festival De La Canción of California, New Jersey Festival San Juan De La Canción, and other venues in the United States and the Caribbean. As an Independent Artist, this project has been the realization of a long term goal with lots of effort. It's a project of love for music which has involved many people, family and friends! The CD also features some of the best and most talented musicians in the New England area.