Professional 18 years.
Since 2008 Manos has been lucky enough to study with many of the masters from both the UK and abroad including;
Rumberos De Cuba, Santiago "Chaguito" Garzon Rill, Amado de Jesús Dedeu Hernández (Clave Y Guaguanco), "Chan" Juan Campos Cardenas & Giovani Del Pino (Yoruba Andabo), Master Percussionist Robin Jones (King Salsa), Bosco De Oliviera, Alberto Limonta Perez "Limon" (Clave Y Guaguanco), Ravin "RAZ" Jayasuriya, David Pattman (Snowboy / Roberto Pla) & Vicky Yassey, Crispin "Spry" Robinson (Galliano), Jorge Armando De Armas Sarria a.k.a "Gerardo" (Yoruba Andabo), Albert Vila.
Hand Percussion :
+ a variety of Shakers and Hand Percussion
Stick Percussion (for Instruments such as) :
Specialise in :
Also combining styles:
Latin / Latin Jazz
Jazz Funk / Funk
Beginners to Advanced
I've toured the UK & Abroad extensively so LIVE performance is my forte. I currently play for several bands on the LIVE circuit, my favourite being Orquesta Bombo, a 30 piece Cuban Orchestra performing Cuban Carnival music. I have many years experience playing in all sorts of environments, from performing solo @ weddings to 8000 people within an African troupe. I'm a great believer in the therapeutic benefits of percussion and play regularly within Drum Circles along side Master African Drummers.
Whether your looking to develop some basic techniques and rhythms or hone your skills as a performer I always enjoy sharing the wonderful art of Drumming & Percussion with anyone at whatever level.
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
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