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Biography

  • Born

    16 January 1940 (age 78)

  • Born In

    Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Roberto Roena (born January 16, 1940 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) was a latin and jazz percussionist as well as being a dancer and baseball player.

He was a founding member of Puerto Rican salsa orchestra El Gran Combo as well as latin band Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound. Roena was also a member of the Fania All-stars with whom he recorded his signature song 'coro miyare'
In 1970 Roena joined Cameroonian Saxophonist Manu Dibango, a massive step for salsa fusion music.

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