Collective

Andrés Cisneros
Founder/Co-Director

Andrés is a professional musician and Teaching Artist, that specializes in hand percussion from the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and South America. Andrés was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela from a multicultural family of progressive thinkers, artists, educators and performers. At an early age, he started migrating with his family and initially arrived in the U.S. A teenager away from his native home, Andrés drew closer to his African roots as a way to channel the sudden changes in his environment and began the life long journey of learning music. Andrés arrived to Philadelphia after finishing his studies in Puerto Rico in 2008. Presently, Andrés balances his career as a fulltime music educator and musician. 

Christian Noguera
Founder/Co-Director

Christian Noguera is a percussionist and educator, focused on folklore and popular music from Latin America and the Caribbean. He was born in Misiones, Argentina. In 2003, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied at the Music School of Buenos Aires (EMBA). In 2009, after receiving his degree from EMBA, Christian moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Christian is currently a Teaching Artist at Taller Puertorriqueño, and a Percussion Instructor at AMLA (Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos). 

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