My Story

I was born in September 12, 1952 in Havana, Cuba. I started playing different musical instruments at the age of 6. I play congas, bongo, maracas, claves, and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar, cuban tres and keyboard.

I went to Ignacio Cervantes School of Music in Havana, where I graduated in classical guitar, percussion, musical harmony and orchestration.

During my career in Cuba I went on several international tours, where I directed different shows that represented traditional Cuban music. In 1978 we went to Africa. In 1979 and 1985 we visited Nicaragua. In 1993 and 1994 we went to different European countries such as Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria. In 1995 we traveled to Venezuela, and in 1997 to Mexico, and also Canada in 1999.

In 2001, I decided to move to Ibiza, Spain. There I became part of a flamenco trio doing various presentations around the Island. A year later I was living In Canary Islands where I fused a band with Cuban and Spanish musicians. We performed in different places such as restaurants, clubs and theaters. During that time I was also teaching guitar and Cuban tres.

During that period of time, I had the opportunity to record an album named Concierto Sentido, where I play my own versions for guitar of some of the well-known works of traditional Cuban music. I played this music in a live solo performance concert in The Recinto Ferial of the Canary Islands.

In 2005, I moved again, this time to Miami, and it was then that I decided to continue my career as an individual musician, playing different musical instruments myself. That is the style in which I continue today because I think is more practical and gives me the opportunity to perform for different occasions.

After a few years in Miami, I moved to the Boston area where I live now. I started working in a restaurant called Café Madrid in Chelmsford and La Casa de Pedro in Watertown, playing and singing live. Besides that, I have participated in government activities in  Boston City Hall, performing traditional Cuban music, and I have played at events for The Cuban Cultural Center in Massachusetts. I also have attended many private events and celebrations including weddings, parties and dinners among others.

All this work gave me the inspiration to record my second album named Memories, in which I put together different songs and musical genres covering Cuban, Latin and international rhythms.

I sing diverse musical genres, such as, bolero, salsa, bachata, chacha, and more from  traditional Cuban music. On the other hand, I have developed an original musical work with different rhythms, creating a fusion including some of the Beattles songs and international instrumental music, which is also suitable for all types of places and occasions.

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