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Dafnis Prieto

Percussionist Dafnis Prieto comes from Santa Clara, Cuba where he began his musical education at the age of six by learning to play the guitar. He started playing the bongos when no one else in the band that he was playing guitar for wanted to.

Dafnis became interested in Jazz when he was thirteen, and was inspired by accomplished musicians like John Coltrane. He has performed with Jane Bunnett in Canada, the Caribbean Jazz Project, Andrew Hill, and D.D. Jackson, as well as numerous others.

Listen to my interview with Dafnis, and the exclusive performance he gave for congahead.com