The first memories of my life involve my father playing guitar at home and in family gatherings. The joy that he would bring to the room with his music inspired me to become a musician. At the age of 3 I started playing drums and have never stopped since then. I have been very fortunate to record and tour around the world with artists that I love like Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda, Sofia Ribeiro, Susana Baca, Marta Gomez, Roberta Sa and Edmar Castaneda among others. Traveling, getting to know new cultures and finding new sounds are my passions.
Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda, Sofia Ribeiro
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceA memorable performance for me was playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Snarky Puppy. Such a beautiful and inspiring place to play!
What Drives Your Creativity?Being in places where their folkloric music is very present on the streets and everywhere you go (Cuba, Brazil, etc.) Listening to musicians like Naná Vasconcelos, Airto Moreira, Jamey Haddad, Egberto Gismonti, The Beatles, and Bobby McFerrin, among others. Nature.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?The Dreadlocks because it is such a unique sound and can transform the drum sound completely. I love to use them specially on a djembe.