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21 may 2012



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.

20 may 2012

Rodry - Go! -- El Mambo Del Tra

RODRY-GO!, a.k.a. as Rodrigo Rodriguez Puerta, is the ( Cartagena ) Colombian soul of MERCADONEGRO, the leading international Salsa orchestra that he found in Switzerland in 2001, with Armando Miranda, Cesar Correa and Latin producer Al Gabriel. During these years, he has participated as singer and percussionist with MERCADONEGRO to hundreds of international concerts with the brightest stars of Salsa and Latin Jazz. In 2001 he was at PAVAROTTI & Friends playingwith the legendary Queen of Salsa, Mrs. CELIA CRUZ, then he played with stars like CHEO FELICIANO, JOSE ALBERTO ‘EL CANARIO’, RICHIE RAY, TITO NIEVES, RAY SEPULVEDA, ALBITA RODRIGUEZ, DAVE VALENTIN, CHICO FREEMAN, GIOVANNI HIDALGO, ALFREDO DE LA FE, LOS HERMANOS MORENO, and many other stars of the Salsa & Latin Jazz world. He has also shared the scene with artists like GEORGE BENSON, CARLOS SANTANA, ANASTACIA, BARRY WHITE, DEEP PURPLE, KOOL AND THE GANG, TOM JONES, among others. Remarkable has been his activity during the recording of the two first MERCADONEGRO’s albums, BAILALO! and SALSA PA’L MUNDO ENTERO the latter remembered for songs like “La Bendición”, “Llegó la hora”, “Yo soy el son”, “La malanga”, but also for its original cover, representing an elegant and trendy Swiss watch, with the names on of the most important towns of the world. As well, he is also remembered and appreciated for his participation in recordings with Italian artists under the trusteeship of EROS RAMAZZOTTI and with musicians of LAURA PAUSINI’s band, and in several projects of Latin, Jazz, Disco, Pop, Rap music in many European countries.