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Roberto Velez

I am a Latin percussionist specialty congas styles include, Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Big Band which requires Latin percussive styles. Instruments congas, bongos, Timbales, Afro Cuban Bata style, Brazilian percussive pandeiro,casaba, and other minor instruments. Since my background Puerto Rican I also play Bomba, Plena Folkloric styles. Have pounding the skins since early sixties have played NYC seen,and local tri-state areas. I moved to Pennsylvania in late 80's. Still performing my latest endeavor was recording with Rich Hirsch and the Big Ol' Band on Pocono Git -Down CD.


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