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Miguel "Angá" Díaz


1961: Born Miguel Aurelio Diaz Sayas in San Juan y Martinez in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, area known for its rumba traditions. Shares the nickname Angá with his father. Began playing prodigiously early. 1971: attends the Escuela Nacional de Arte de Pinar del Rio. Begins formal percussion studies. 1975: scholarship to study classical percussion at the National School of Art in Havana. Joins group Treceto de la ENA on the first day of college, and would perform with them for the remainder of his academic career. Whilst at college is invited to record some film and TV soundtracks by the pianist Jose Maria Vitier, playing alongside his heroes conga master Tata Güines & drummer Guillermo Barretto 1978: Treceto de la ENA reform as Bus Trece (Opus 13), finishes college and begins his professional career with the band


Article: Interview

Dafnis Prieto: Cross-Cultural Mix

Read "Dafnis Prieto: Cross-Cultural Mix" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dafnis Prieto is one of the leading drummers and composers of his generation. Forty-four years old and Cuban born, Prieto moved to jny: New York City in 1999. The early 2000's found Prieto employed as a sideman by several prominent musicians, including Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Dave Samuels and Arturo O'Farrill. In the following ...

Article: Interview

Dafnis Prieto: una miscela di culture

Read "Dafnis Prieto: una miscela di culture" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dafnis Prieto è uno dei massimi batteristi e compositori della sua generazione. 44 anni, nato a Cuba, Prieto è emigrato nel 1999 a New York dove ha iniziato a collaborare con i massimi leader latini (Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Arturo O'Farrill) e con esponenti d'avanguardia come Henry Threadgill e Steve Coleman. Dotato di una ...


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Rare Indoor & Outdoor Concerts Honor Miguel "Anga" Diaz

Rare Indoor & Outdoor Concerts Honor Miguel "Anga" Diaz

Dedicated to Miguel “Anga" Daz (1961 - 2006): Un Homenaje Para Ang The Jazz Gallery joins “Make Music New York" on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM with a major open-air concert, culminating a series of events held earlier in the week dedicated to Miguel Anga Diaz (1961 - 2006): Un Homenaje ...


A Love Supreme

Label: HDJM Productions
Released: 2005


Echu Mingua

Label: World Circuit
Released: 2005


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