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Rudy Morales
congas, percussion, quinto, guiro, guira,chekere,maracas,percussion,bell

Born in Santo Domingo and of Dominican and Puerto Rican parents, Rudy studied and performed under afro-cuban musicologist Rene Lopez at American University and with the late great pianist/composer and arranger Maria Rodriguez. He also studied and performed with Bata and Danzon Master Roberto Borrell who currently leads the San Fransico-based Orquestra Moderno Tradicion. Raised in Washington D.C., Rudy has worked the East Coast Latin/Jazz scenes for many years also in Miami, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He has also performed at some of the most prestigious concert venues in New York and in the Nations Capital ( Blue Note, Birdland, The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley). Today, in addition to his demanding performance schedule Rudy lectures on percussion and performances at area Schools and Churches such as the University of the District of Columbia, High Point High School, Bethel A.M.E. Church in Baltimore Md. American Dance Institute in Rockville Md. and 'Escuela de Rumba'-Latin American Youth center funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Rudy has had the Honor of sharing the stage with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Tito Puente, Chocolate Armenteros, Frank Bello, and La India

'Desde La Capital' PALMETTO 1994
'Mamacita!' PALMETTO 1997
'Espiritista' PALMETTO 1999
'Radio Mundo' PALMETTO 2001