Guest Artists

Congamasterclass.com was excited two of Cuba's greatest young percussionists---Rodney Barretto and Yaroldi Abreu. Currently permanent fixtures with Chucho Valdez' "Irakere", these two brilliant drummers were kind enough to take the time out of their hectic schedules to come share their talents and musical concepts with us.  They played some beautiful stuff together and talked a lot about their backgrounds and the relationship of Afro-Cuban folkloric music to their respective personal playing styles, and we really hope you take the time to check it out--you will be thrilled!    Separate from their current tenure with Chucho, you can hear Rodney with such timba legends as Isaac Delgado and La Havana d' Primera, and Yaroldi has played with such Jazz legends as  Wynton Marsalis, Chico Freeman, Dave Valentin, Sonny Rollins, Michel Camilo and Arturo Sandoval. Together they are one of the best percussion teams in today's music world, and we are so excited to be able to have them on our site.