José Miguel Meléndez Alarcón

instrumento/instrument: timbales; voz/voice

grupos/groups: José Miguel y su Balanza, Manolín, Irakere, Issac Delgado

grabaciones/recordings: José Miguel y su Balanza, Issac Delgado: El año que viene

lugar de nacimiento/birthplace: ?

formación musical/musical background: ?

lugar actual de residencia/current residence: La Habana

José Miguel is one of Cuba's top timbaleros and also a singer/songwriter who has produced an album of original material. He played in the short-lived all-star group that Manolín assembled as his last hurrah in Cuba, but his most important contribution to Timba was Issac Delgado's "El año que viene", where he was part of a "dream team" rhythm section that featured Melón and Jimmy Branly. [Kevin Moore]

Michelle White - Wednesday, 23 March 2011, 03:31 AM