Aliocha Escuriola

Barbara y VaiVen Cubano

Aliocha Escuriola

Bandname Barbara y VaiVen Cubano
Country Germany
Genre Percussion

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“I am grateful to be part of the Pearl family, because this is the only company that offers me the possibility to play all the instruments that I need for my performance, like drums, congas, bongos, timbales etc. These instruments also offer me an unbelievable sound when I'm recording in the studio.”

My name is Aliocha Escuriola and I was born in Camaguey, Cuba.

At a young age I started to study in a classic oriented music school. I got graduated from the music high school at the age of 18.

In Cuba I started my musical career as drummer in different top bands.

In 1994 I decided to move to Germany and there I formed my own band "Barbara y VaiVen Cubano". With this band I start touring around the world at many different festivals like: Sibiu Jazz Festival, Nord Jazz Festival in France, Marina Jazz Festival in Turkey, Hennes Latin Stage in The Netherlands, Malta Jazz Festival, and in many other country's like Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland etc.

As percussionist/drummer I have shared the stage with different personalities like: Horacio "el negro" Hernandez, Jose Luis Quintana "Changuito", Jaqueline Castellanos, Alex Acuña, Luis frank Arias (Buena Vista Social Club), Guillermo Rubalcaba (Buena Vista Social Club), Mayito Rivera (Los Van Van), Alexander Abreu (Habana De Primera), Elito Reve y su charangon, El Niño y la verdad, Manolito Simonet y su trabuco, Roberto Blanco, etc.

In the year 2010 I produced the book from percussion legend Jose Luis Quintana "Changuito" called "The Secret Hand".

I also work as music teacher in different music conservatories in Germany and I work with the Termidor label company.

Thanks to the Pearl company for your support all these years.