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Paquito D'Rivera (Unknown)

Paquito D'Rivera

(1946 - ) By Raquel K. Fok --> Paquito D'Rivera, an accomplished performer and composer, was born in Havana, Cuba on June 4, 1946. He was a child prodigy, at age five playing clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. His works reflect influences of Afro-Cuban culture, jazz and classical music. In his teen years, he founded and performed with two musical groups.