Sonor Days 2010: Bad Berleburg-Aue, Germany, May 29-30
Artist biography Rodrigo Rodriguez
Rodrigo Rodriguez was born in 1974 in Cartagena/Columbia, where he was surrounded by Afro-Columbian rhythm and music all the time.
Between 1987-1991 Rodrigo Rodriguez studied at the respected Escuela de Bellas Artes de in Cartagena. In 1991 he joined the popular music ensembles of Joseito Martinez, Ballet Nacional de Columbia, Orquesta La Octavia Potencia.
In 1995 Rodrigo moved to Switzerland and began playing with Tony Martinez and The Cuban Power (Latin, Jazz and Funk). In 1998 he travelled extensively with Alfredo de la Fe where he experienced extensive worldwide exposure.
Rodrigo Rodriguez's live playing credits includes work with late Celia Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie Palmieri, Tony Martinez, Tito Nieves, Richie Ray, Jimmy Bosch, Ray Sepulveda, Dave Valentin, Frankie Morales, Los Hermanos Moreno, Chico Freeman, Albita Rodriguez, Cheo Feliciano, José Alberto, ‘El Canario’, Julio Barreto, New York Salsa All Stars, Andy Montanez and Willy Chirino.
Rodrigo Rodriguez has also shared stages with artists like George Benson, Carlos Santana, Anastacia, Barry White, Deep Purple, Cool and the gang, Tom Jones and other countless high-profile musicians.
Rodrigo Rodriguez currently resides in Germany and has established himself as a respected musician, band director, master percussionist, composer, singer and rapper. Through his percussion workshops and recorded works, Rodrigo Rodriguez shares his knowledge and inside with up-and-coming percussionists.