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Respecting my culture’s traditions and fusing it with today’s music is one of the most exciting aspects of my career.
— Mauricio Herrera


Born in Holguin, Cuba, Mauricio Herrera Tamayo is a Drummer, Percussionist, Vocalist and Educator with over 25 years of professional experience. Taking his first musical steps with the violin at the age of 7, he began studying percussion by the age of 14; graduating from the Jose Maria Ochoa Conservatory in Holguin and moving to La Habana to broaden his horizons, where he played, toured, and recorded with Cuba’s greatest artists.

Mauricio is currently based in New York City pursuing numerous recording and performance projects. He has played, recorded and toured with: David Sanchez, Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton Christian Scott, Lila Downs, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Richard Bona, Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express, Alfredo de la Fe, Bryan Lynch, Luis Perdomo, Ignacio Berroa, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Jacky Terrasson, Lew Soloff, Marc Ribot, Candido Camero, Yerba Buena, Robby Ameen featuring Ruben Blades, Yosvany Terry Afrocuban Roots and many others. click here for full Bio. 





With expertise in folkloric, traditional, and modern Afro-Cuban music, Mauricio Herrera has traveled around the globe to perform and record with today’s most respected artists.

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