From: CA, United States

Genre:
Latin, Tropical/Salsa

From Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Learned percussion, las tumbadoras, from watching the street rumberos. Inspired by Patato Valdez, after seeing him on a saturday night TV show. Eventually became the conguero for Conjunto Casino. Immigrated to the USA in 1970. Musical director, composer, and sonero on the two, Caravana Cubana CD's. Released his first independent artist CD "Cuento en Clave" in May, 2009. Has a second independent artist CD coming out May 2014, "Rompiendo la Rutina." Perico has said: "Music is my life, the clave and conga are my soul, and being a sonero of Cuban son comes from my heart."