I am available to play live percussion along with the music of any DJ. With my drums of Congas, Bongos, & Timbales, I bring a special energy of joy & movement to the dance floor. I have beautiful & talented dancers available if requested to perform and motivate the crowd with participation with the Hora Loca. We have shows available for themes including Belly Dances, Brazilian Samba Carnival, Tropical Hawaiian Polynesean, & Latin/Afro Caribbean. I have the most amazing break dancers for a spectacular Hip Hop show. In addition, i have a Latin Trio of a keyboard player, a singer, and myself on percussion performing popular hits of Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Boleros, etc.
Price Range: Starting at $150 per hour
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Rumba King will provide full party participation at your event. Music accompanying the DJ will get your guests out of their seats and dancing. Our dancers will encourage group participation and ensure a memorable time to be had by all guests.
I began to be seen and recognized making my first fans who where the tourists of Miami Beach, the homeless, the party goers, and the every night life people of all nationalities and generations. I was hired into my first steady gig in 1999 at the hottest dance spot of South Beach, Club Level now known as Club Mansion. In this place I blended my live percussion sound with the mixes of the top Hip Hop DJs. In the year 2000 ,the Discovery Channel discovered my Rumba, documenting me as the night life street player in the series After Midnight. It was a moment where I grew into performing at many house parties, lounges, special events, theater shows, and at the same time being part of a local band with the young teenage singer Dianna who had a manager that also managed the son of the Mambo King and Timbal Master, Tito Puente Jr. I often got featured on the news, interviewed for TV shows, magazines, news paper articles, and had a picture of me playing published in the book Cuban Time. In 2003, I went on my first tour to Puerto Rico playing with the band of Tito Puente Jr. I was always open to playing with different artists. In 2007, I went on my second tour to Honduras playing with a Miami local Latin funk group. I branched out to play with DJs accompanying their mixes with my live percussion with a versatile style. With my Congas and Timbales I have been hired to play in many parties and clubs for the past years. I am presently working in the entertainment industry for private parties and special events providing different shows with dancers for a variety of themes that include Latin Carnival, Hora Loca with Brazilian Samba style dancers, Middle Eastern Rhythms with Gypsies and Belly Dancers, Hawaiian Dancers.
I have still been on this musical journey, steady on the path of my drums experiencing unique moments and living the legends of many great stories.. to be continued....
Additional Booking Notes
No specific lighting or staging is required.
Set list will be created for each event depending on type of party.
We provide all equipment.
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