PAP World Music Series Presents : Kameleon Beats
October 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Meet us at Port-au-Prince – a crossroads for those who love Haiti, her culinary and artistic offerings, as well as the arts and culture beyond her shores. Indeed, we aim to be a true “port” where the world intentionally collides! Coming up in our music series, we present to you Kameleon Beats, made up by Didier Prossaird and Hector Barez (aka “Coco”).
Didier Prossaird was born in Saint Denis, France, and grew up in Paris before moving to Saint Barth’s in the Caribbean where he performed for many years with many Island bands, occasionally jamming with Jimmy Buffet. Didier first came to the US in 1995 where he resides since. His Salsa the band Sin Miedo
(www.sinmiedo.us) has recorded four albums and has been performing in the DC-Baltimore area, collaborating with salsa greats Tito Allen and Frankie Vasquez, touring the US and abroad with the
Washington ballet and providing Salsa music for the hottest dance nights in the Capital.
Hector “Coco” Barez . Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1976, he is one of the most active musicians of the new wave of young Puerto Rican percussionists today. Coco began his musical career in 1998 performing with many different Puerto Rican folkloric groups. He attended classes at The Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, the LA Music Academy and The Interamerican University Of Puerto Rico but attributes his highest education to the streets of San Juan. Coco has had the opportunity to record, collaborate and perform with a wide variety of Latin and World music artist including Bio Ritmo, Alma Tropicalia, Don Omar, Bacilos, Mana, Alejandro Sanz, Shakira, Ruben Blades, William Cepeda (Puerto Rican Folk Jazz), Cultura Profetica, Calma Carmona, Diana Fuentes, Jerry Rivera, Jerry Medina & La banda, Tego Calderon (Hip-Hop), Jossette Reily (Flamenco), Furia Flamenca, to name a few.
Didier and Coco have started playing together in 2017 and became Kameleon beats Duo. The name comes from the ability of the musicians to perform many different styles of music changing their musical color as the chameleon does to blend in his surroundings. The repertoire includes Caribbean Creole, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, American and French music all linked with their love of improvisation.