Cuban Musician, Composer. He introduced the "tumbadoras" (Cuban Drums) in jazz orchestra. He gained great success in La Habana with Miguelito Valdés and with the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. He became one of the pioneers of Afrocuban Jazz. He died in El Rio Cafe of New York, when he was shot in a fight. Among his compositions are "Manteca," "Abasi," "El Pin Pin," "Anana Boroco Tinde" and "Zarabanda."
Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni