Ernie is the Pulse Pounding Percussion element of Blue Sound and Orquesta La Cura.
Ernie Becquer started his musical journey when he was a young boy. His grandmother, Ubalda, exposed him to her favorite Cuban music and planted the seeds of Son, Bolero, Cha Cha, Mambo and many other types of Cuban music in his heart. He grew up listening to that music and it influenced him tremendously. Ernie also was inspired by his other grandmother, Anita, who was a poet, painter and artist who painted 100’s of paintings, recorded several records, many poems and a children’s book called “Nachito”. She encouraged Ernie to pursue his passion for music. Ernie is constantly searching for knowledge and history to expand his musicianship. His grandmothers can be credited for his passion for music and his constant journey of musical growth.
Ernie has lived in San Diego for more than 15 years, and his talent continues to be sought after by the top Salsa and Latin bands throughout California. His steady meter and passion for the conga is evident in his performances. He has performed all over the United States, Mexico, Central America and recently became the first Soultone Artist to perform Salsa in Lagos, Nigeria (Africa). “It’s a blessing to be able to perform and express yourself through music,” says Ernie.
Ernie has shared the stage and opened for some of the biggest names in the business, including the late Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Cachao, as well as Oscar D’ Leon, Irakere, Cubanismo, Luisito Carrion, Son by 4, Alfredo De La Fe and Tito Nieves. “When you perform and share the stage with your musical heroes you can’t help but be honored,” says Ernie. “I am very thankful.”
Why Soultone Cymbal's ? "Soultone is a Company focused on giving world class support to there customers and Artists. All across their line, there is something to fit what you need."
What Soultone cymbals do I use? I use a 22" Gospel Ride, 17" EB Custom Crash, 16" Latin Crash, 14" Latin Hi Hats, 10" FXO Splash, 8" Extreme Splash and 7" Gospel splash.
Ernie’s attack and passion is part of his sound. Soultone adds depth and dynamics to his music.
It's awesome to be part of the Soultone Family.
I also endorse TOCA Percussion, Vater sticks, Treeworks, Gibraltar Hardware.
Official website: www.erniecongas.com
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