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Angel Luís Figueroa is an international class musician who has performed and recorded with many of our favorite artists. His innovative brand of percussion spans through Latin, R&B, hip hop, classical, jazz, folk and pop, to name a few. He recorded with Mongo Santamaria at a very young age and moved to California at age 26. He was educated at Loyola University in Chicago (Journalism), Santa Monica College (Music) and the University of Southern California (Jazz Studies). Angel Luís was initiated into the 'Havana' school of the Lucumí religious-folkloric tradition by Afro-Cuban Master, Lázaro Galarraga with whom he studied for 17 years.
Mr. Figueroa was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Afro-Latin Percussion at the USC Thornton School of Music Jazz Studies Department for 20 years. In addition to his course work he was also the Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble Director and a Private Instructor at USC where he received several teaching commendations, university awards and professor accolades. Angel Luís has also received numerous grants from public organizations and private corporations including: the Chicago Council on Fine Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, the California Arts Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs in Los Angeles,The Nielsen Company, The Walt Disney Company and The Target Corporation.