Rommel Ribeiro, Fiesta Cubana, The Cuban Martinez Show
My name is Frank Martinez Nodarse. I am 25 years old and I’m a Cuban drummer and percussionist. I started studying music when I was 10 years old at “Manuel Saumell” elementary school in the percussion specialty (Havana Cuba). After 5 years of studies, I enrolled in the music conservatory Amadeo Roldán of Havana. In that school I continued studying instruments such as timpanis, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, snare, timbales, congas, batà drums, drums and bongos. I studied 4 years in that conservatory, where I received my Bachelor of Professional Musician and Professor of Percussion. After a year, I began to study at the University of the Arts of Cuba (ISA), to obtain the degree in percussion. While studying at the University, I began to play with groups like Frank Delgado, he is a very recognized singer in Cuba. At the same time I started performing with the company “Opera de la Calle”. With Opera de la Calle I did several tours for Cuba and one for Canada in 2014. When I came to Canada with Opera de la Calle, I went to cities like Quebec City, New Brunswick, Montreal, Toronto, Gatineau and Ottawa.
At the moment I work with many bands in Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal and Toronto. I’m the drummer for Fiesta Cubana Band, it is a group of Cuban musicians led by the pianist and composer Miguel de Armas. With Miguel de