#14 Fausto Cuevas III- Percussionist for J. Lo, Stevie Wonder, La Clave Secreta & More!
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Some of the artists Fausto has played with are: Julio Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Teena Marie, Cheo Feliciano, Al Jarreau, Tito Nieves, Nestor Torres, Roy Hargrove, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, J. Lo, and La Clave Secreta. He is also a bandleader heading up the Urban Jazz Collective (with drummer Raul Pineda) and Fausto Cuevas III y La Moderna.
Some of the Timba bands mentioned were: NG La Banda, La Charanga Habanera, Manolito y Su Trabuco, Climax, Azucar Negra, Los Van Van, Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, Issac Delgado & César “Pupy” Pedroso.
Here is the famous Giovanni Hidalgo and Changuito duet video
We ran out of time in the interview, but we wanted to list some of the influences that Fausto had in growing as a percussion player. On congas, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tata Güines, Carlos "Patato" Valdez, & Ray Barretto. On Timbales, his influences are Marc Quiñones, Orestes Vilato, Jose Luis "Changuito" Quintana, Ramon Banda & "Tito" Puente. For Bongos, Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez & Jose "Papo" Rodriguez.
Music that Fausto has currently been listening to has been mostly folkloric in nature, like these groups: Los Muñequitos de Mantanzas, Yoruba Andabo, Ilú Aña, Rumberos de Cuba and Adonis Y Osaín Del Monte.
This is the artist share page where you can find out more about the 360 degree video that La Clave Secreta shot featuring Fausto on percussion. The album Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta 'Frutero Moderno' can be found here.