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Manny has been performing since the age of 7, first as the Timbales Player in the highly acclaimed variety TV Show de Vigoreaux in San Juan, Puerto Rico's Channel 4, and then with other famous bands such as Babo Jimenez, Ricardo Ray, Willie Colon and others.
Manny has performed at festivals and for dignitaries throughout South America, Africa, and Europe. His passion and love for music was developed as a young boy and is rooted in a rich family history of musical professionals from the famous “Cepeda” family.
His musical experience of over 50 years makes him a fountain of knowledge in the Latin Music genre. He has a Bachelor in Music Education from Illinois State University and A Masters of Arts Music from the Ellington University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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