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Calixto Oviedo

  • Club Bonafide 212 East 52nd Street New York, NY 10022 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm:

Calixto Oviedo’s artists career spans 38 years. He was the drummer with NG La Banda during the period that produced many of their greatest recordings, including Santa Palabra, Échale Limón, and El Trágico. In the mid-90’s, he relocated to Sweden, during which time he made an excellent Timba recording, “La Recompensa” with his son Yulién, and other key members of Charanga Habanera.

An Independent Musician, Calixto has worked in bands made up of Cuban Timba stars from various groups, such as pianist/arranger Iván Melón González and singer Mariano Pérez Mena. Some of the bands with which Calixto is currently working are Calixto Oviedo y su banda, Lily Hernandez y Su Sonora Clasica, La Jugada and Afro Cuban All Stars.

Calixto Oviedo – drums
Dennis Hernandes – trumpet
Bob Franceschini – saxophone
Cesar Orozco – piano
Yosmel Montejo – bass
Robert Quintero – congas