Artist Profiles: Samuel Torres

Colombian percussionist and composer Samuel Torres was born September 4, 1976 in Bogotá, Colombia. He has toured with Arturo Sandoval, and has played with renowned jazz artists such as the late Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Poncho Sanchez, and more.

On his debut album Skin Tones, Torres created a world of sweet sounds with his original compositions. Utilizing the seminal rhythms of his homeland, a long-standing love of song and melody, and the sounds of his conga drums and other percussion instruments, he enriched his passion for African and Cuban rhythms with a knowledge of classical composition, elements of jazz and improvisation, and a lifetime of listening.

He has recorded with Alejandro Sanz, Sarah Aroeste, Lara Bello, Lila Downs, The Chieftains, Edmar Castañeda, Richard Bona, and Shakira.


Skin Tones (One Soul Records, 2006)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.

Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.


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