Daniel Ochoa Licero
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, he started playing music at a very young age. He studied at great schools of folkloric music as well as at the Universidad del Atlántico in the Department of Fine Arts of Barranquilla, thanks to acclaimed professors like Einer Scaff, who was a producer and percussionist for Carlos Vives, and Oscar Fadul, the classical music professor.
He has also studied and worked on the He has studied and worked on CAM (computer assisted music) because his credo is to always strive for a different sound universe, one that blends the musical folklore of Latin America and electronic music. He has learned and skillfully plays different types of rhythms such as vallenato, cumbia, Colombian, New York and Puerto Rican salsa, Dominican merengue, mambo, Afro-Colombian rhythms, rock, funk, pop, tropical-pop and ballads. His style is inspired by Joe Arroyo's music, the king of the Barranquilla carnival and creator of the Joeson rhythm.
Over the course of his career, he has represented his country at various international festivals (CIOFF) in South America and Europe. His arrival in France in 2009 motivated him even more to share and express his musical experiences. Indeed, he is currently working with Antonio Rivas, the great representative of Vallenato folklore and Colombian cumbia, as well as with Tato Marenco on a traditional Colombian music project called "Los hijos de mama Cumbe" in collaboration with the folklore masters Petrona Martinez, Toto la Momposina and Gabriel Segura.
In the last 10 years, he has also accompanied well-known artists such as Sebastian "El Chato", the Richard Gardet orchestra, as well as Andres Roe on his project "Jazz rumba club".