Bobby Matos

Bobby Matos

Top Songs

1
La Charanga
2
So What / Impressions
3
Chango's Dance
4
Mi Alma Latina
5
Café Con Bagels

Albums

About

Biography

Percussionist Bobby Matos is one of the most highly respected drummers in the entire Afro-Cuban/Latin jazz genre. Born in the Bronx, New York City, on July 24, 1941, Matos came from a musical family, but was more interested initially in dancing than playing an instrument. Matos didn't begin to take drumming seriously until his late teens, while also learning how to play conga in the basements of churches in Harlem, as he looked up to such artists as Tito Puente for inspiration. ... Read more

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