The Drum Shuffle

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 072 - Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez

June 5, 2019

Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez is a living legend within the drumming community.  Growing up in Cuba in a large musical family, he was destined to be a drummer.  He immersed himself into the instrument and scored a job at EGREM studios in Havana where he would record sessions for up to 20 hours each day.  After thousands of hours of practice, touring, and recording he decided to apply for asylum in the US.  Within two days of his arrival in New York in 1990, he recorded an album that would score him his first Grammy award.  Since that time, he has had almost no break in his schedule.  His discography is incredible and his output is prolific.  On episode 072, Negro and Jamie discuss his upcoming big-band project with Italuba and everything else that is always keeping him extremely busy.  Negro also offers some sincere and heartfelt views on how musicians think and feel that will surely inspire anyone who listens.