Roberto Juan Rodríguez

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Roberto Juan Rodríguez (Havana) is a Cuban-American jazz musician who is known for fusion of Latin music and Jewish Klezmer elements.[1] Although not Jewish his father's Latin band regularly played at Jewish theatre, weddings and bar mitzvahs in Miami, giving the young percussionist an interest in Jewish music.[2] In the 1980s he moved to New York, recording with Marc Ribot, as the drummer for Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos, and John Zorn.


  • El Danzon de Moises (2002)
  • Baila! Gitano Baila! (2004)
  • Oy Vey! Vey! (2006)
  • with Maurice El Médioni - Descarga Oriental (2006)
  • The First Basket (2009)
  • Aguares: Book of Angels Volume 23 (2014)


  1. ^ Jonathan L. Friedmann Perspectives on Jewish Music: Secular and Sacred 2009 - Page 32 "It informs Roberto Juan Rodriguez, whose fusion of Cuban and klezmer musical elements create a virtual diaspora — one he describes as a world that could have happened fifty or sixty years ago with a meeting of different diasporas in Cuba, ."
  2. ^ BBC Radio 3