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Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. Sergio is a drummer and percussionist with an extensive career both in South America and North America..He studied with Jose Luis Perez and recorded and toured with Uruguay's top bands like funk band Nuevo Testamento , jazz-rock outfit Siddhartha , singers Mariana Garcia Vigil, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Silvia Roca and kept a busy schedule teaching until moving to Buenos Aires , Argentina in 1978. There he played at many hotels including the Sheraton and toured with The Supremes and The Platters. ALso recorded with Uruguayn band Nuevo Testamento. He moved to Lima, Peru in 1980 once again playing at The Sheraton hotel and recording with Richard Villalon, Claudio Fabbri, Felix Casaverde, Fernando Llosa and many more. He returned to Uruguay in 1980. This time playing with the likes of Mateo, Urbano Moraes , Chichito Cabral, Cristina Fernandez, Washinton Carrasco,Roberto Darvin, Fernando Yanez, Laura Canoura and bands Surcos, El Sur, jazz players Beledo, Fernando Michelin, Fernando Labrada, Gabriel Casacuberta, Dushan Di Concilio,Andres Bedo and many more. He moved once again in 1988 this time to Toronto, Canada. where he still lives today. Since then he has played with Blues guitarrist extraordinaire Chris Mc Hardy, Son Roberts Band, Rosy Cervantes, Mario Munoz, Gia Ionescu, Los Olimarenos, Braulio Lopez, Bando Sur and the Royal Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Paul Houle . He also recorded with jazz pianist Fernando Michelin and tenor sax great Jerry Bergonzi .Sergio has won two major drumset competitions. In 1998 he won the Mapex International Competition been the only representative for Canada. He won a scholarship to study at the Stanford University with Billy Cobham, Francisco Aquabella, Zakir Hussain, John Santos, George Marsh and Albert Tootie Heath . In 1999 he won the Pearl International Competition.In the year 2000 started The Poetic Drums Project recording a studio CD "Message from Mother Africa and a live video "Poetic Drums Live at The Music Gallery". He is also busy teching drums and is currently working in an instructional book and videos. This is the I Ching Project and Internal Drumming.
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