Rodrigo Rodriguez, percussionist, producer, arranger, singer and composer.
Rodrigo was born 25.08.1974 in Cartagena/Colombia, where he was surrounded by Afro-Colombian rhythm and music all the time.
In 1987-1991 Rodrigo studied at the respected Escuela de Bellas Artes de Cartagena. 1991 he joined the popular music ensembles of Joseito Martinez, Ballet Nacional de Colombia, Orquesta La Octava Potencia.
1995 Rodrigo moved to Switzerland and began playing with Tony Martinez and The Cuban Power (Latin jazz & funk). He later 1998 travelled extensively with Alfredo de la Fe where he experienced extensive worldwide exposure.
Rodrigo’s live playing credits includes work with the late Celia Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie Palmieri, Tony Martinez, Tito Nieves, Richie Ray, Jimmy Bosch, Ray Sepulveda, Dave Valentin, Frankie Morales, Los Hermanos Moreno, Chico Freeman, Albita Rodríguez, Cheo Feliciano, José Alberto ‘El Canario’, Julio Barreto, New York Salsa All Stars, Andy Montañez, Willy Chirino. He has also shared stage with artists like GEORGE BENSON, CARLOS SANTANA, ANASTACIA, BARRY WHITE, DEEP PURPLE, COOL AND THE GANG, TOM JONES and countless other high-profile musicians.
Rodrigo currently resides in Europe and has established himself as a respected musician, band director, master percussionist, composer, singer and rapper. Through his percussion workshops and recorded works, Rodrigo shares his knowledge and insight with up-and-coming percussionists.