Manley "Pirí" López Herrera
is the youngest member of now famous family of tamboreros "Los Chinitos de la Corea", who invented guarapachangueo, bata drum players and makers of the "Abbilona" cd series (17 cds already available). He has been considered as one of Cuba's most gifted children-musicians.
Since he is very young Piri plays Rumba in professionnal groups, and Batá drums or "Cajones al Muerto" in ritual orchestras. His legend grew up when, aged 15, he has been "last-minute substitute" to accomplished musicians when recording the 45cds of the Abbilona project, though he never entered in a recording studio before.
Version Française: manleycv.blogspot.com