<p>Ernie</p> <p>Becquer</p>




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Ernie Becquer started his musical journey as a young boy when his grandmother exposed him to her favorite Cuban music and planted the seeds of Son, Bolero, Cha Cha, Mambo and many other types of Cuban music in his heart. Ernie was also inspired by his other grandmother, she was a poet, painter, and recording artist and painted hundreds of paintings, wrote many poems and a children’s book called “Nachito”.  She encouraged Ernie to pursue his passion for music. Ernie is constantly searching for knowledge and history to expand his musicianship. Ernie credits his grandmothers for his passion for music and his constant journey of artistic growth.

Ernie has lived in San Diego for more than 15 years, and his talent continues to be sought after by the top Salsa and Latin bands throughout California. His steady meter and passion for the conga is evident in his performances. He has performed all over the United States, Mexico, Central America and Africa.

Ernie has shared the stage and opened for some of the biggest names in the business, including the late Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Cachao, as well as Oscar D’ Leon, Irakere, Cubanismo, Luisito Carrion, Son by 4 and Tito Nieves. “When you perform and share the stage with your musical heroes you can’t help but be honored,” says Ernie. “I am very thankful.”