Percussion Trio

Welcome to Africa→West!

We love introducing schools and communities to African, Afro-Cuban, and American music through workshops and performances of our original compositions.  It is important for us to give hands-on experiences to students so they can learn about music, culture and traditions by doing.

Our arrangement of a rumba classic, Lengua de Obarra


AfricaWest represents simply the best of contemporary percussion music. Though thoroughly and deeply rooted in traditional techniques and sounds, all three members also bring orchestral and modern skills of the highest level to the trio, and this blend of talent and concept creates a sound that places Africa West firmly at the forefront of the percussion world of the future.”

Michael Spiro

World-renowned Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian musician and scholar

Loud Fossil Now Available

We are thrilled to that our newest CD is now available on CD Baby and iTunes. We worked really hard on it and you should buy it because it is really cool.

“What a great trio! Their music reflects the intensity of thorough study and experience in the percussion studio, in the field in Cuba and West Africa, and on the gig. I can’t wait to record with AfricaWest !”

Valerie Naranjo

Celebrated percussionist, vocalist, and composer; member of the Saturday Night Live Band and Broadway's The Lion King.