> Nominated at the LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS 2017 as Best Folk Album with "Piango Piango".
He also works with Suprovox.
Winner in 2017 of the "Akademia Music Award" (U.S.A.) and Gold Medal Latin Jazz Crossover at the "Global Music Awards" (U.S.A.) with the Album: "POR LA RIVERA DE PAQUITO".
Percussionist in the Paquito D' Rivera, Orishas, Chuchito Valdés Quartet, Pepe Rivero,Iván "Melón" Lewis, "Cimarrón (String Quintet), Cuban Jazz Quintet, "CMQ Big Band", The Musical Show “NY STORY” and others.
He has also worked with important artists including:
Richard Bona (USA), December Bueno (CUB), Chuck Loeb (USA), David Murray and Cuban Ensemble (USA/FRA), Pablo Milanés (CUB), Néstor Torres (PUR), Omar Allano (PAN), Jorge Pardo (SPA), Valencia Symphonic Orchestra (SPA), Lucretia (CUB/SPA), Julio Martí (SPA), Alain Pérez (CUB), Síntesis (CUB), Antonio Carmona (SPA), Pitingo (SPA), Javier Colina (SPA), Juan Carmona (SPA),
Ángela Carrasco (SPA), Paco Arrojo (SPA), Sandra Carrasco(SPA), Eme Alfonso (CUB),
Ramón Farrán y Orquesta Nacional de Jazz de España (SPA), Luis Cobos and Spain Jazz Band (SPA), Raúl Paz (CUB), Carlos Maza (CUB/FRA), Beatriz Luengo (SPA), Coque Malla (SPA), Saray Muñoz (SPA), Kelvis Ochoa (CUB), Boris Larramendi (CUB), “AFRO-GITANO” (Flamenco Show /SPA),
Carmen Paris (SPA); “SONLAR” (Percussion, Dance and Theatre /CUB), Miguel Núñes (CUB), and much more.
He is a versatile artist who has worked in several projects with different music styles, such as:
Cuban and Latin Music; Latin Jazz; Fussion; World Music; Afro Cuban Folklore; Pop; Rock; Classic Music; Flamenco; as well as, he has worked in different Shows of "Recycled Percussion" and dance.
> He was born in the village of San Luis, province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.His interest in art began at the age of six, integrating in a community project for child fans of culture, which consisted of singing children's songs and greatest hits of the 80´s.From childhood he began to receive awards at different festivals and events, as a solo singer, instrumentalist and percussionist.
He began his musical studies at the School of Art "Raúl Sánchez" and later at the Professional School "Carlos Hidalgo" (both located in Pinar del Río) where he finally graduated specializing in percussion in 2001.In addition, between 2000 and 2004 in Havana, he received seminars of Afro-Cuban Percussion (Yoruba) given by the prestigious teacher Lázaro Pedroso, teacher I.S.A. (Superior Institute of Art) and percussionist of the “Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba”.