Barrio E' and Artists

Master Cuatro Player Christian Nieves

Christian Nieves, known as a master cuatro player in Puerto Rico and the world, takes time to send a salutation to Barrio E' and its members and followers.

Master, Elder and Folklorist Jesus Cepeda Brenes gives a warm greeting to Barrio E'.  To find out more about Jesus Cepeda click HERE.

World renowned percussionist Hector "Coco" Barez gives a greeting to Barrio E'.  To find out more about Hector Barez click HERE.

Master and Elder Jorge  Emmanuelli Náter gives a greeting to Barrio E'.  To find out more about Jorge Emmanuelli click HERE.


Hector (Coco) Barez​

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on March 22, 1976, Héctor “Coco” Barez is one of the most active musicians of the new wave of young Puerto Rican percussionists. He has constantly contributed and represented Puerto Rico in the folkloric environment and international presentations of great prestige around the world.

Coco honed his musical talent taking courses at The Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, L.A. Music Academy in Pasadena, CA, and the Universidad Interamericana de PR. But he attributes his highest learning to the street, especially lessons taught by Nicolás-Lebrón, Alfredo Rodriguez, Anthony Carrillo, Paoli Mejías, Javier Oquendo, Héctor Calderón, Felipe del Valle, Victor Emmanuelli, and many others. He also adds Familia Cepeda Familia, Ayala, Giovanni.Hidalgo, and Airto Moreira to the list of great influences.

Percussionist of Bio Ritmo, Bacilos and Calle 13 (with an audience of more than 60,000 people).  Won Latin Grammys with Songs: Latinoamerica and Baile de los Pobres - Calle 13

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