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Fidel Morales

Fidel Morales

Fidel Morales


Fidel Morales formally began his musical studies when he was 12 years old, even though he had previously studied music reading and theory with the great cuban clarinetist Amado Valdés. He graduated from the cuban Conservatory "Amadeo Roldán" in 1981 with a degree as an instrumentalist and percussion professor. Drummer and Percussionist As a drummer he has played with musicians such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Danilo Perez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Nicolás Reynoso Read more on Last.fm
Fidel Morales formally began his musical studies when he was 12 years old, even though he had previously studied music reading and theory with the great cuban clarinetist Amado Valdés. He graduated from the cuban Conservatory "Amadeo Roldán" in 1981 with a degree as an instrumentalist and percussion professor. Drummer and Percussionist As a drummer he has played with musicians such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Danilo Perez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Nicolás Reynoso, Eddie Gómez, John Faddis, Mark Kramer, Mike Orta, Gary Campbell, Gary Keller, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Eddie Guagua, Erick Figueroa, Pedrito Guzmán, Carlos Garnett, Marco Pignataro, Victor Boa, Dino Nugent, Ramón Vázquez, Carli Muñoz, Fernando Mattina, Luis Marín, Charlie Sepulveda, Holograma Quartet, among others. He has also accompanied soloists such as Omara Portuondo, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Elena Bourque, Malena, Celeste Mendoza, Bárbara Wilson, Roberto Roena, Albita, Maria Martha Serra Lima, Basilio, Chichi Peralta and Noriko He performed as percussionist with the Panama Symphonic Orchestra for 10 years. On several occasions he recorded with the Cuban Radio Television and the Symphonic Orchestras of Cuba and Panama. Fidel has traveled in artistic tours to Austria, Hungary, Canada, Brazil, United States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He has been endorsed as L.P.

and Paiste artist. Composer Fidel is the composer of cuban danceable classics such as “La Expresiva” and “Mamina”, among others. His compositions have been recorded by artists from Cuba, United States and Puerto Rico, and contributed as well in the CD “Bajando Gervasio”, by Amadito Valdés, nominated for 2004 GRAMMY Awards. The documentary “Seguir a través de los años” (To Follow through the Years), by Daniel Diez, is inspired in his music.

His last album, “Salsa Son Timba”, was released in 2005. Musical Director At the age of 15, Fidel wrote his first arrangements for Big Band, integrated by students from the National Art School (Havana, Cuba). At the age of 16 he was the musical advisor for “Buenas Tardes”, the number one teenage television show at that time, where he performed with important figures from show business. In 1990 he directed the "Orquesta Layé", creating various shows together with important choreographers from Cuba such as Tomás Morales (Tropicana), and Andrés Gutierrez (Parisién), Albertico Concepción ( Habana Libre). Fidel is the director of his own bands: Fidel Morales Trio and Fidel Morales & Modern Latin Quartet. He also performs with José Ramírez’s ‘Tambores Batá’. Professor, Clinician and Author Fidel has worked as an Assistant Professor of Percussion in Panama’s National Conservatory.

He has dictated Drums Clinics in Europe, Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Chile, and United States, for students from Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Drummers Collective, University of Miami and University of Puerto Rico. At present is professor of Drum Set for the Jazz and Afro Caribbean Music Department at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, private professor, active clinician, and author of the virtual book “Técnicas afrocubanas para bateristas y percusionistas” (Afrocuban Techniques for Drummers and Percussionists). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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