Songs of the Soul

A musical journey through Latin America and Spain with the distinctive sound and texture of each culture


I was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. My parents were originally from Galicia, Spain. I hold a degree in Business Administration from Havana University. I have lived in Madrid, Spain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Juan Puerto Rico and have visited other Latin America countries and Europe. My family and I relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1974. Learn more >>


I began voice training in Raleigh with emphasis in operatic arias and Art songs, while continuing to sing the folkloric music of Latin America and Spain. Listen to songs >>

My repertoire features music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina, although I continue to add music from other countries. I perform mostly in Spanish for American audiences who respond with great appreciation.


  • “Music and May Flowers” concert with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, in 2000
  • Local NBC “Christmas” shows in 2000 and 2001
  • “Landmarks and Landscapes” workshop at the American Dance Festival at Duke University in 2004
  • “The Sound of Music” staged by Benson Little Theater (in the role of Mother Abbess) in 2001
  • “Mama, I want to Sing”, Black Repertoire Music. “A Little Night Music” (in the role of Madame Arnfeld) both staged by NCSU University Theater, in 2002
  • Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players “The Free Spirits”, vocal soloist for 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons
  • “International Festival of Raleigh”, since inception
  • “El Pueblo” Festival in 2007
  • “Music of North and South America “ at the Daniels Auditorium in the North Carolina Museum of History presented by Pine Cone, in 2004
  • “Songs of Cuba and Puerto Rico”, at Exploris, in 2005 
  • “Health Arts Network of Duke University Hospital” (HAND), for long stay patients in the wards of the hospital, since 2004
  • “International Festival of Holly Springs Cultural Center”, in 2007
  • “ Songs of Latin America” at Ten Thousand Villages, in 2007
  • Cultural and official events, private parties, weddings, and senior centers


Teresa Fernández

Teresa Fernández





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