Papo Mercado
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Other Percussion, Other.

ABOUT

One of the finest percussionist for over 20 years in Philadelphia, Papo Mercado is a Bongo & Conga player of Salsa & Latin Jazz music and his playing talents fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage. At the age of 10 years he learned to play his first instrument the Conga in Puerto Rico. Papo moved to Philadelphia and in the 1980’s his professional career as a Percussionist took off playing and working with local bands & musicians including Minnie Villanueva, Pablo Batista, Papo Vazquez, Humberto Alicea, Ray Colon, Pupi Leggaretta, Elio Villafranca, Foto Rodriguez, Ricky Soto, Al Aguilera & Juan “Cuco” Castellanos.

Screen name:
Papo Mercado
Member since:
Oct 31 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Marc Quiñones/Giovanni Hidalgo/Roberto Roena/Papo Pepin

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Bongos/Congas/Minor Percussion