Minino Garay was awarded the " Django d'or " in 2004 for World traditional musics.
Originally form Argentina, He is now a fixture of the parisian jazz world . Minino was born is Cordoba a sort of sealess Marseilles in Argentina. His ballroom orchestra education made him fluent in milonga, chacarera, candombé from Uruguay, as well as cumbia from Columbia.
After a rapid transit in his homeland capital , the 24 year old Garay arrives in Paris in 1989. With his percussions, the Bombo, a local drum and the cajun, a peruvian percussion adopted by flamenco, he immediatley dazzles his resident compadres, Mosalini, Beytelmann, Tata Cedron, Raul Barbosa. Soon after, parisian local jazzmen with whom he shares muscical adventures are seduced: Julien Lourau and its Groove Gang, Laurent de Wilde, Magic Malik, Louis Winsberg, Richard Bona, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Booster. In 2000 he realizes his life long dream of founding a group built around percussions: Drums of the South.
Minino organizes a rythmic fantasia as only a master firecracker can, flying from traditional latin songs to Original compositons, to deliver a fusion of Jazz, tango , cante Jondo and groovy blues.