Born: October 20, 1961
Fidel Morales is a Cuban Drummer, General Percussionist, Composer, Arranger, Musical Director and Author.Morales began his formal music education at the age of 12, having previously studied music reading and theory with the great Cuban clarinetist Amado Valdés. He graduated in 1981 from the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, at Havana, Cuba, with a degree as instrumentalist and percussion professor.
Drummer and Percussionist: As a drummer, he has played with musicians such as Danilo Pérez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Giovanni Hidalgo, Nicolás Reynoso, Eddie Gómez, John Faddis, Mark Kramer, Mike Orta, Gary Campbell, Gary Keller, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Eddie “Guagua” Rivera, Carlos Garnett, Charlie Sepúlveda, and the Hologram Quartet, among others. He has also accompanied soloists such as Omara Portuondo, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Elena Burke, Malena, Celeste Mendoza, Bárbara Wilson, Roberto Roena, Albita, Martha Serra Lima, Basilio, Chichi Peralta, and Noriko....
Source: Rosalía Ortiz-Luquis
Awards• Golden Owl Award for Best International Show (Panama 1992, 1993). • EGREM Nomination, CD “Tremenda Expresividad” (1994). • Grammy Nomination, CD “Bajando Gervasio” by Amadito Valdés (2004). • Reviews by specialized press: Latin Beat Magazine (1994, 1997, 2003, 2005); Down Beat Magazine (2004); and the Chicago Tribune (2005). • UNEAC Member • Percussive Arts Society (P.A.S.) Member.
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