SANDY PEREZ

SANDY PEREZ

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: 1970
Location: Cuba
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Genres: Afro-Cubano, Jazz
Instruments: Percussion
Occupation: Musician
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Biography

 
 
Born Ramon Garcia Perez in 1970, when Sandy was eight years old he started playing musica campesina, a rural form of improvised music derived from the local punto in Cuba. Sandy Perez played with this group in several national festivals. Two years later, Sandy Perez began playing in Nueva Generacion, a group of the children of the musicians of the Munequitos de Matanzas. The young musicians accompanied their parents in every performance by the Munequitos.

Sandy Perez later capitalized on his childhood experience and created the group Yumurinos de Matanzas who played at festivals in Havana. Then in 1987, Sandy Perez joined a folklore group called Afrocuba de Matanzas.

Sandy Perez branched out musically and geographically when he joined Steve Coleman on tours around the world. Sandy Perez also worked with Anga Diaz, Yosvany Terry, Sawinu and with Youssou N'Dour in Africa. In the late 1990s Sandy Perez performed with an array of folklore artists and musicians in San Francisco. Sandy Perez also taught workshops and private lessons.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1997 Sign and the Seal: Transmissions of the Metaphysics Steve Coleman & the Mystic Rhythm Societ
1998 Genesis/The Opening of the Way Steve Coleman
1998 Raices Africanas Grupo Afrocuba
2004 Lucidarium Steve Coleman & Five Elements
2009 Inner Portrait Victor Little
 

Noise

 
 
  • Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas, located on the northern shore of the Cuban island on the Bay of Matanzas.
  • Sandy is a descendent of the historic folkloric Villamil family of Cuba.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

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Percussion: Gon Bops
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