Saturday July 24, 2010
Perico Hernandez y Son de La Tierra in Watts

Ted Watkins Park-“Parks after Dark”

1335 East 103rd street

Watts, CA


Jose Caridad Hernandez, “Perico” was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and grew up in Havana. At the age of 7, he was attracted to playing congas after listening and watching the street rumberos. When Perico was 17 years old, he was recruited to play congas and sing coro with the new …Conjunto Casino. Conjunto Casino was very popular in the 1950’s and played regularly at the Capri Hotel. Perico played/sang on various Conjunto Casino recordings for RCA.
Perico immigrated to the USA in 1970 and started his musical career all over again. He has been fortunate to have worked with many well know artists such as Lalo Schiffrin, El Chicano, Charo, Johnny Martinez and Poncho Sanchez.
Event:Perico Hernandez y Son de La Tierra
Date:Saturday July 24, 2010