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Héctor Barez | Percussionist

 

Originally from Santurce, Puerto Rico, Héctor “Coco” Barez is one of the most active Puerto Rican percussionists of his generation. Barez has been an Adjunct Latin percussion instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2019, and a musician for the University of Richmond Dance Department. He has recorded 4 Grammy-award-winning productions and has had the opportunity to perform and record with artists such as Shakira and Alejandro Sanz. In 2017, Barez released his first solo project El Laberinto del Coco, one of the most innovative Bomba Fusion bands in the globe. With a collective of 12 amazing musicians, Barez, tours the world delivering the new sound of afro Puerto Rican Folk Music.