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Joel “Pibo” Márquez is a Venezuelan musician and percussionist with a fruitful musical career that has taken him to more than 40 countries around the world, always praising and highlighting the musical strength of Latin American AFRO rhythms.

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He develops percussion in the Salsa and Jazz genres as leader of the groups "Pibo Márquez y su Diseño" (Salsa) and "Los Manos Calientes" (Jazz)


In his desire to spread the musicality of AFRO in Latin America, he has developed this theme as a producer of radio and TV programs, as well as documentaries.


Every year the International Percussion Festival is held in Barlovento (region of the central Venezuelan coast) where world-renowned musicians gather to contribute their knowledge to the communities of that region.


"Pibo" regularly teaches workshops and percussion courses in Venezuela and Colombia.


He has participated in recording projects and live collaborations for artists such as: Alfredo De La Fe, Arturo Sandoval, David Valentin, Dominic Miller, Cheick Tidiani Seck, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Chico Freeman, Naty y su Orquesta, Juanes, Guayacán Orquesta, Those from Bajo de México, Aterciopelados, among many others.

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