jose ferrera

Respected Drummer from Guantanamo, Cuba. Earning great renown for his part in the 'Danza Libre' Dance Troupe, Jose is also manager of his own folkloric percussion and dance group. Known as 'Ara Y Rawa' in the African Yoruba Language, the group's name roughly translates as 'Land of Stars.'

He has worked throughout England - performing at the WOMAD festival and been involved in recordings for the BBC's Radio 3.

Jose specializes in Yoruba and Haitian drumming as well as popular music of Cuba including Salsa, the Rhumba, the Mambo and especially the Conga. His percussion instruments include the Batar, Tomba, Cahore, Claves, Chekere, Campana and Cata.