Javier Campos / bata
drum and percussions
Born in Havana, Cuba. A pupil of the two great masters of traditional
music, Angel Bolaño and Regino Jimenez, Javier Campos has managed
to combine both ways of playing and he is now considered their true
heir. A respected pedagogue, he is now a teacher in his own right,
teaching percussions and Afro-Cuban folklore, at the Conservatoire of
Superior Institute in Havana, at the Rotterdam Conservatoire and at
Paris Abanico School.
He has played with bands Oba Ilu, Bayuba Cante, Mark Lotz (blues for
Yemaya) and has been a member of the jury for the competition of
students of the schools of popular and folk music along with Tata
Güines, Changuito, Pali Ilo, José Pilar.
He has played in the film "Lucumi, el rumbero de La Havana"
Gatlif (Latcho Drom, Vengo, Gajo Dilo, Exils) and takes part in Proyecto
Yoruba of Omar Sosa.