1. Where was El Negro born?
Cayenne, French Guiana
2. The nickname "El Negro" was given to him before he was born and was a sign of affection
for his brother's best friend... What does it mean?
best friend who lives next door
world's greatest drummer
yuckky little brother
3. What school did he attend?
National School of Arts in Havana
National Institute for the Criminally Insane
4. At age 13, El Negro was detained by authorities in Cuba for what?
doing a really bad Ricky Ricardo impersonation
playing American rock & roll music / "the music of the enemy"
dressing up as Fidel in drag on Halloween
5. Name the nightclub in Havana that he went to see his teacher, Enrique Pla, play?
The Hard Rock
6. While in Cuba, he recorded many albums for a major Cuban studio.
Name the studio and who did he replace at the studio?
Ignacio Berroa at EGREM Studios
Nipper at RCA Studios
Ringo at Apple Studios
the doorman at Studio 54
7. With what band did he first gain international recognition as a drummer?
Gonzalo Rubalcaba and his group Proyecto
8. His first tour out of Cuba happened because who got sick and canceled?
9. When he arrived in New York, the first person he called was Paquito D'Rivera.
The next day, he began recording what album with Paquito?
A Chipmunk Christmas
Forty Years of Cuban Jam Sessions
Paquito's Polka Favorites
Ten Years of Pan Flute Sessions
10. El Negro is best known for doing what with his left foot?
corner kicks for the Cuban National Football Team
What is El Negro's "real" hair color?
red, white, and blue
ummm what hair?
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