Carlos Menendez



At the age of 10 and for four years he studied in the conservatory “Alfonso Perez Issac” general percussion and then he transferred to the “National Conservatory of Havana” for four more years to continue his studies and get his diploma.


From the first years of his studies he attended various seminars and since the present he has been specialized to the following instruments: drums, congas, bongos, timbal, tambores bata, guiro, guira dominicana, clave, chekere, tambora dominicana, cajon , maracas





At the age of 16 he starts his career in drums and percussion in varius Cuban bands, as “Yaguarimu, with which he records his first album with “Egreem” productions. The same time he collaborates with “Maite y la Frontera” band and records two more albums with “Egreem” and “Sony” productions.


Later he becomes member of “Luna Negra” band and after recording the album “Pintanto Maravillas” with EMI Capitol he makes a tour all over latin America and Spain. With the consummation of the tour, he joins “Imagen Latina” band, playing drums and timbales, with which he makes a tour in many European countries one of which is Greece were he stayed 4 years. In the 4 year period he bacame member of “All Stars de Palenque” band, with which he accompanied many famous singers of tha Latin – American music, like Alfredo de la Fe, Ray de la Paz, Oralndo Watussi and more.

The year 2006 he moves to Italy and starts a collaboration with varius groups and becomes a member of the cuban group “Punto Zero” with which he records several albums: “Salseando”, “Muevela”, “El Prestamo and the albums “La tuya y la mia”, which was producted by “Galletti – Boston and Alosibla” productions.


Since February 2010 he has moved to Greece and he works with latin , jazz groups in Athens and becomes founding member of the HARMONIA MISTURATA Trio, working on a project focused on the blending of classical music with Latin American sounds and rythms.

In December 2014 he started teaching latin percussion in FAKANAS Music School.






Trio Harmonia Misturata, Latin All Star Meeting, Imam Baildi, Neo Yoruba People, Grupo Inle, La cucarcha, Yoel Soto project, Vagelis Stefanopoulos Trio, Giannis Kassetas Trio, Delos project, Dimitris Sevdalis Trio.Souli Anatoli project.Loca Latina band.Cubaneros band.




  • One Night In Havana (Μεγαρο Μουσικης Αθηνών)

  • Cuban Festival (Elliniko)

  • The Sacred Drums of the Earth (Theatro Dora Stratou)

  • Tribute to Bob Marley (Athens and Crete)

  • Nigerian Culture Festival (Technopolis)

  • Afrosession Volume1,2,3 (Tribute to Fela Kuti, Papa Wemba, Manu’ Dibango)

  • World Music Festival (Technopolis)

  • Viva La Fiesta Festival (Fix Factory Sound, Fuzz)

  • Buena Vista Social Club concert ( indoor tennis Tae Kwon Do)

  •  Harmonia Misturata concerts (House of Letters and Arts, International artistic center Athenaeum, Parnassos, Lake Vouliagmeni, Gazarte, Megara Doukissis Placentia)

Carlos Menendez

Imam Baildi

Harmonia Misturata trio

Yoruba People

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