Yuchi Cordoba Contributes "Marka Paso"
Yuchi Cordoba has contributed another track to our "Water Connects Us" Haiti relief album. The album includes music from a wide variety of genres, but until Yuchi offered us "Marka Paso" none of them really sounded as though they were created in the Caribbean!
Yuchi was born in Curaçao from Antillian/Colombian parents. He played soccer there at the highest level, and has studied drumming as far afield as Cuba and Senegal. Apart from playing music, he has taught percussion in Curaçao as well as in the Netherlands, where he lived for a number of years.
Yuchi's first musical influences came from British prog rock bands including Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Since those early days Yuchi has formed and played in numerous bands in a variety of styles in several countries, and is now a leading exponent of Afro-Curaçaoan music, particularly "musik di zumbi".
Yuchi credits his success as a percussionist to his deep respect for mother earth, harmony, team work, his youthful curiosity and love for children, and an openness to other people and their cultures.
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