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Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez

Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez - percussion

'El Negro' Hernandez was said to be the most talented and innovative percussionist in the world, even before being awarded a Grammy in 1997. Whether performing with jazz-legends like McCoy Tyner or Michel Camilo, rock-stars like Carlos Santana and Stevie Winwood or in notable Latin American ensembles like the Tropi-Jazz All Stars of the late Tito Puente, 'El Negro' has also shown himself to be one of the most forceful and versatile musicians in the international music scene today.

Horacio Hernandez was born into a very musical family: His grandfather played the trumpet in, for instance, the famous Septeto National, and brought the traditional Cuban influence into the family. His father listened to jazz programs on Cuban radio, and his elder brother was fond of rock-music from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin. Horacio got his nickname 'El Negro', The Black, even before birth as an affectionate reference to his brother's best friend, who lived in the neighborhood.

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Albums

Italuba II
Italuba II

2006
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Italuba
Disc Jockey
2005
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Robby & Negro At The Third World War (La Timba No es Como Ayer)
Robby & Negro At The...
American Clave
2005
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Robby And Negro At...
Disc Jockey
2004
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Italuba
Italuba
Pimienta Records
2004
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