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Fidel Morales

Fidel Morales is a Cuban Drummer, General Percussionist, Composer, Arranger, Musical Director and Author.Morales began his formal music education at the age of 12, having previously studied music reading and theory with the great Cuban clarinetist Amado Valdés. He graduated in 1981 from the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, at Havana, Cuba, with a degree as instrumentalist and percussion professor. Drummer and Percussionist: As a drummer, he has played with musicians such as Danilo Pérez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Giovanni Hidalgo, Nicolás Reynoso, Eddie Gómez, John Faddis, Mark Kramer, Mike Orta, Gary Campbell, Gary Keller, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Eddie “Guagua” Rivera, Carlos Garnett, Charlie Sepúlveda, and the Hologram Quartet, among others

Omío

Label: Omío Music World
Released: 2016
Track listing: No Más; My Gift; Albita; Ausencia; Omío; Lo Que Viene…; Blue Sea; Doctorcito; Bulecolumbia Con Timbal.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

James Nadal's Best Releases of 2016

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Having had the honor and pleasure to review over eighty records in 2016, choosing a dozen is a difficult task. There are featured blues and soul vocalists, which are maintaining the significance of these genres alive with the authentic talent and dedication required. Included are stimulating offerings from innovative fusion and experimental artists, as well as ...

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Fidel Morales: Omío

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There is a saying, that Cuba and Puerto Rico are two wings from the same dove. This could not be more evident than in the musical collaborations and cultural exchanges which have historically united both islands, and their people. Fidel Morales is a native Cuban who since 2006 has secured the drum chair in the Jazz ...

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Mamina by Fidel Morales from "Salsa Son Timba"

Featuring the music of Fidel Morales
Duration: 4:46

Cuban son performed by vocalist Teresa "Tet" Caturla,with big band led by drum master Fidel Morales.

Salsa Son Timba

Label: Universal Music Latino
Released: 2010
Track listing: Intro (Salsa Son Timba); Que Manera de Quererte, Que Manera; Yo Sere para Ti; El Chan Chan Son; Pare Cochero; Atrevete; Remedio de Amor; Mamina; Salsa Son Timba.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Fidel Morales & Proyecto Nega: Salsa Son Timba

Read "Salsa Son Timba" reviewed by James Nadal

When Fidel Morales returned to Havana in 2004 after an extended stay in Panama, and traveling the world as a master drummer, he had an exact focus on the type of record he wanted to produce. Salsa Son Timba is the result of gathering some of the finest musicians and singers in Cuba to realize his ...


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