Israel Morales

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Israel Morales was born in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba on September 17, 1986. At a very early age he showed an interest in music. At age ten, he began his formal musical education at the Vocational School of Art, Ńola Sahig. At age sixteen, he continued his musical education at José White of Camagüey Conservatory. After three years of study, Morales participated in the International Percussion Festival & Drum Festival, directed by Giraldo Piloto Barreto, and was awarded first place in the percussion category. He graduated in 2007, at the top of his class, and began to develop his professional career. He became a member of several different groups, improving his skills as a percussionist.
 
In 2008, Morales was invited to be part of Klimax, a prestigious internationally recognized Cuban Orchestra created by Giraldo Piloto Barreto. As part of this orchestra, Morales refined his skills in percussion, playing timbales, bongos, and guiro.  In 2009, he became part of the popular orchestra, Orchestra Salsa Mayor, directed by Maykel Blanco. In 2010, Morales continued his musical career with the popular international artist Paulo FG, recording on the album Sin Etiqueta (Without Label) and touring throughout Europe, Mexico, Peru and the United States.
 
After the tour in the United States with Paulo FG in 2011, Morales relocated to Miami, Florida. Soon after he performed with such artists as Price Royce, Jenny Rivera, Paulina Rubio and Cristian Castro for the Billboard Awards. He continued his career as an independent artist and toured with such notable artists as Albita Rodriguez and Elvis Crespo.
 
In 2013, Morales participated in several Jazz festivals including Kaslo Jazz Society and Richmond Jazz Festival. He also performed with the Macao Symphony Orchestra in a concert of traditional Cuban music in China with the band Tiempo Libre with whom he is currently a member.

 

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Israel Morales Percussionist
Elvis Crespo en Seminole Casino May 4,2013
israeldrumsfull wiht Eddy K Ft MrD   Pa partirte en 2
Confio En Ti   israeldrumsfull with Paulito FG  Manolin 'Ache Supper Club' Live Miami 2011