Ricardo Sanchez Cifuentes

Ricardo Sanchez Cifuentes

Born in September of 1988 at Popayán – Cauca, (COLOMBIA) became involved in music since an early age, with children’s choirs, and artistic groups at elementary school. At the age of 10 he became involved in the Capoeira, where he learned the martial art, and his traditional Afro-Latin music as well. After spending 5 years there, at 15 years old, he began his first experience with the drums. Hewas instructed by the music teacher of his high school “Real Colegio San Francisco de Asís” . He had a great breakthrough in just one academic period (2 months) which motivates him to form his first band with classmates from the same institution.

Within three years. he finished school and began his first career, engineering Physics by his passion for Astronomy; until he left it for his biggest dream: MUSIC. He began his studies at the “Universidad del Cauca” in 2007 in the - Band Conducting - program, where he did a basic course and then to applied to the - Instrumental Music - program; in 2008 he finally began the Instrumental Music program in Percussion, which he is now in his ninth semester. His musical performance has been good and innovative. His musical experience includes almost all genres, from Rock and Metal, Pop, Vallenato, Salsa, Reggae, Andina, Ska, Clasic , Colombian to Jazz and Latin Jazz. He also plays other instruments such as vibraphone, marimba, congas, timbales, and various minor percussion.

He has performed with: ZIRION(heavy metal)- ESTIGIA(heavy metal)- EVIL WIPLASH(Trash metal)- LANZELOTH(Power metal)-FLEXON(Progresive Metal)- LA REVUELTA(Funk Fusion) - SENTIMIENTO Y PUEBLO(Latinoamericana Andina)- SOLO PUEBLO(Latinoamericana Andina)- VIENTO EN POPA(Colombian Jazz)* - SON MANICOMIO(Salsa Fusion)* - SANTA ELEGIA (Vallenato)- LA MOTA QUE ANDA(Reggae-Ska)- TRIBUTE TO REBELD (Reggae-Ska)- Banda Sinfónica de la Universidad del Cauca* - Orquesta Sinfónica Red de Escuelas de música de Medellín - Orquesta Caucana de Vientos - Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil del Suroccidente - Orquesta Sinfónica Batuta.

*current projects